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 Bran Davies (who appears in […]

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. Both types of people have […]

The Elemental Trilogy By Sherry Thomas Book Review

With great series like The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas, the only downturn is the length of the adventure. I, and many readers, would’ve loved to spend a lot more time with Titus and Iolanthe in the Domain and the Crucible, and even on Atlantis. This trilogy is one of the most interesting fantasy series […]

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 take longer than we know […]

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 claim And then you shamelessly […]