Book Review: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

In a blend of Arthurian Legend, Celtic and other mythologies, Susan Cooper brings forth the ultimate face off between the light and the dark forces. With a variety of characters including the three Drew children, Will Stanton (who appears in the second installment), Great Uncle Merry (aka Merriman Lyon) and …

Using Titles

During my work at universities in Lebanon, I encountered many types of “titled” people. Titled people are those who have a PhD and have the right to use the title “Doctor” or “Professor”. Among them were two predominant types: those who used the title and those who became the title. …

Do Something!

For a while now, I have been conducting a social experiment while looking for a developer for a project I am working on. According to experts in the field of blockchain, the project is very profitable, but it needs time to be created. With plenty of time on my hands …

Be Positive, not Stupid!

Ever since The Secret (by Rhonda Byrne) was released a few years ago, we started seeing the “be positive” affirmation everywhere. Unfortunately, many people either stopped there and went back to being more negative than before while others took it to the extreme and gambled away their life savings. As …

A Travesty Called “Lebanese Elections 2018”

Over the past few days, I placed a few comments on my Facebook account which were mostly critical of the Lebanese elections. For the first time in a while, I had an influx of comments, some of which agreed while others disagreed; moreover, some disagreed before and changed their minds …

Wounds

Wounds come in shapes and sizes More that anyone realizes There are those of the body and mind And those that none can really find Wounds of the body are easiest to heal A drop of balm would help them seal Wounds of the mind are deeper though And they …

Top 10 Most Inspirational Songs

Music has been part of our history since the beginning of our time on this planet. It has been used to soothe children, motivate friends, inspire philosophers, excite warriors, and demoralize enemies. Despite that we are seeing more and more meaningless music nowadays, the fact remains that there are countless …

Shame

It is an act of utmost shame When honesty is sacrificed for fame And when a people follows a product For its name, not its conduct Alas, my people, you have become so Your minds, as malleable as dough You prefer a foreigner with no name To your countryman’s rightful …