Live simple introducing Chris Khatchadourian as a contributor author to the blog

Live simple introducing Chris Khatchadourian as a contributor author to the blog

Chris is a part-time writer with a magical imagination. I met Chris at Haigazian University. He is majoring in English Literature. His ideas triggered me to know more about this astonishing young man, who is currently the President of the HU English Society, and previously was Haigazian Herald’s editor. His works have appeared in numerous online magazines and…

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From an Empty Bottle

From an Empty Bottle

I was always intrigued by those who got drunk on Happy Hour. My curiosity sparked a certain need to know more about them and about their lives, and I just had to investigate them. I don’t know the reason, but I always found them mysterious, somewhat interesting. They looked wise yet dim-witted, happy yet morose.

Sometimes they spoke of revolutions with passion, and hope burned like fire in their…

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Simple Observations

Whether it is early in the morning, brunch time, lunch time, or dinner time, coffee shops on Hamra Street are always swarming with youngsters who do not actually need the caffeine to go through the day. Some of them act like they do, but most of them would not even be having coffee, but orange juice, hot chocolate and Coca-Cola instead. So why go to coffee shops when coffee’s not what you need? I…

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Letter from Alanoud Alfayez

Letter from Alanoud Alfayez


To World Media,The people ,seeking to save what’s left of my 4 daughters youth and health,no vengeance nor hate.Help us #FreeThe4
Alanoud D. Alfayez (@AlanoudDAlfayez) March 23, 2014


Years have gone by, and my four daughters, Sahar, Maha, Hala, & Jawaher are still held against their will, confined in heavily guarded villas, suffering psychological and physical abuse. with no hope for…

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The Four Musketeers

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To Alanoud Al-fayez:

We all set down with the sunset but you rise and shine;

When you rise you write the truth for this strange world;

Your eyes are the oceans of hope;

Your words are the wind of freedom;

And we are all just colors in your divine portrait 

Today, Alanoud Al-Fayez is going to demonstrate for the release of her daughters from the passive dogmatic Saudi regime near the Saudi…

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Free ebook: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Free ebook: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.


“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and…

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On the business environment in Lebanon- drawing on my experience

On the business environment in Lebanon- drawing on my experience


While this could be the nice part of my career path so far, however, I had the chance to clearly see corruption, nepotism, egoism, exploitation of human being, and much more.

Originally posted on مدونة عطالله السليم:

I graduated in 2009 and throughout the past five years, I had managed to work in four different institutions in the fields of civil society, media, and international…

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

images-26 It’s Today! Oh well how many beers have you drank so far? I don’t know what time it is at your place right now, but hell aye its 6 pm here and its time for drinking!

Yes, We Do Celebrate Saint patrick’s Day in Lebanon, although we don’t have any Irish people in our demography, but what the hell! we just need a reason to drink.

Im not actually going to continue this post right now and tell you…

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Why I Chose the Simple Life: By L. Kevin Johnson

Why I Chose the Simple Life: By L. Kevin Johnson


all the models around me advocated that kind of path.  It was the path of materialistic consumerism, of “want” and “buy”.  That’s the trap I was born into and consequently, that’s the road I started off on.

Hot Water & Other Luxuries

When I was 18 years old, recently graduated from high school, I woke up one morning with the dawning realization that I was supposed to get a job, go to work and…

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To those racist sectarian enslaved minds who think bullying us into silence about human rights abuses,THINK AGAIN !! – Jawaher Alanoud Al Fayez

This is no more a situation of four captive princesses at King Abdullah’s palace. This is a human right issue that should be professionally dealt with.

Saudi Arabia 2012 Human Rights Report is a disgrace to the declaration of the human rights it…

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Tell me what you ingredients you have, I’ll tell you what to cook!

Tell me what you ingredients you have, I’ll tell you what to cook!

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so here’s what happened;

I came home starving and of course as usual my house had nothing edible. So, I went in, opened my laptop, and stood their staring at the wallpaper hoping something would come up.

Ordering food had never been my habits. It costs, its junky and I have no idea what kind of food they are using, so I don’t usually go with it. A moment later, an idea comes up; it was a joke at…

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And that’s why we are Thoreauians!

And that’s why we are Thoreauians!



Societies are coming to an end. Humanity is committing suicide. Governments are exploiting their citizens. Religion became a tool of mass destruction. Fathers abusing their children, and mothers lost their maternity.

We heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and we should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally…

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