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life, times...and opinions from Abu Dhabi

Monday, July 31, 2006


I've been M.I.A for a while now, only because I've felt the need to live my life and not write about it for a while. Strangely enough, the only writing I've done in the past couple of months has been purely for work...leaving thousands of thoughts swirling in my head or just coming out in appropriate places.

I am now in Athens, been here for a couple of hours. I'm finally on vacation, almost a year to the day since I last left the UAE. I've been on edge lately and would have definitely burned out had I not taken a vacation. So I'm here now, and it's weird!

I'm waiting for my friend to arrive this afternoon, and starting tomorrow morning (very early), we will begin our holiday on the Greek islands. I can't wait!
Can't say I'm excited about Athens strangely enough...the last thing I want is a big city. I want a beach, a drink, the sun, and some hot men (never hurts :)

I doubt I'll be able to post often, but just thought I'd check in.

Friday, July 14, 2006

world on fire

The world of millions of Arabs is on fire...Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Iran, Syria...who the hell knows what's next.

I, like millions of others, have been helplessly watching the news over the past couple of days, watching a war unfold right before my very eyes, a war which seems to have crept up out of nowhere. But I should know better, that this is something that has been coming for years.

The world is watching Israel carry out what it claims is punishment for the kidnapping of three of its soldiers...and part of the world believes that Israel has the right to defend itself. Yes, killing innocent civilians and destroying a land that is struggling to rebuild after years of abuse is the right punishment for the capture of soldiers who are trained to fight...in our twisted reality of a world.

I have friends and family in Lebanon...I have family and friends in Haifa and Acre...how much more torn can I feel? Hassan Nassrallah has just spoken and has promised to carry on this war that the Israelis have so cruelly instigated..."Haifa and beyond" he said...

I can only say that my heart goes out to all those suffering at the hands of blood-hungry idiots, but that won't change a single thing. I am holding my breath, praying for the best, but definitely jaded enough to expect the worst.