Living the Spirit of the Union

  I recall as if it were yesterday when I arrived to Dubai for the third time, invited by Dubai One TV to present the book that wrote me.    At that same time the Literature Festival was going on, so that I had the immense joy to participate in the five day impeccably organized event, meeting voracious readers and prolific writers as well as students and teachers.    As the … [Read more...]

Choose Not to Be a Passive Terrorist

June 12, 2016. Orlando blast. A young American of Afghan descent, a confused man fed by intense hatred for who knows what reason chooses to spray bullets in a gay bar In Orlando, Florida, ending the life of dozens of innocent people gathered by music to celebrate life.   June 28, 2016. Istanbul airport, early morning twin bomb attacks take the life of almost 50 persons, bringing to a … [Read more...]

The Happiness Implosion

  With the appointment of the Happiness Minister Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi here in Dubai, we are blessed with an array of events geared to bring awareness to the fact that our government means it when it says, and I quote our ruler Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum:   "The Government’s job is to achieve happiness for people.”   And what is happiness to the UAE? It is promoting the … [Read more...]

Content with today’s Today

    And as I heard her speak I did not need to know That her words were high peak Taking me with her in deep Flow   The Lady of the Unknown name Addressed her colleagues with Heart It's not needed to be in the fame To inject powerful energy, it is not hard!   The mystical lady kept on shining within Sparkles of Light shooting from all of her soul As … [Read more...]