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Letter to the Friends I Will Never Forget

Letter to the Friends I Will Never Forget

I was a four year old blonde Hispanic boy who had recently moved to Canada with my family. There are few things I remember about that transition period except for my friends David and Jose. We were as different as the color of our skin, […]

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

How to Look Inwardly at Outside Problems

What is at the heart of selfishness? Can we locate the source of hate? Is there something intrinsically evil about us? My mind is perturbed and saddened by what I see and read. Another mass shooting. Another bomb explodes. Another bigoted call to close borders […]

My First Year of Marriage has been a War

My First Year of Marriage has been a War

Marriage is war. Against the enemy of selfishness and Ego. We go through our entire lives worrying only about ourselves and all of a sudden are confronted with having to share everything with another person. What’s mine is yours they say. This process of reprogramming […]

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I Give You Life Because Death Sucks

I work with young kids on the weekends and have observed that some things never change. Regardless of culture, language and time period, kids everywhere use insults to put other people down. You’re fat! You’re ugly! You’re stupid! You’re useless! I have heard these words […]

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

I Contemplate the Beauty in Front of me and Say, IT IS GOOD

Every morning I get up and read the news. It’s a habit I’ve had for many years now. Log on to yahoo.com or cnn.com and you will see that most news stories do not present the world in a positive light. Whether it is racist […]

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War & Home by Sara AlSouqi

War, forced my grandfathers’ out of Palestine to Jordan in 1948. Shortly after, they migrated to Kuwait, where both my parents were born and raised. In 1990, the war in Kuwait forced my parents and toddler of a brother out of Kuwait to Jordan again, […]

Questions to Ask So You Can Dive Deeper than the Surface

Questions to Ask So You Can Dive Deeper than the Surface

Connection. A word that is easy to misunderstand in today’s social media-obsessed culture. Does having hundreds of “friends” on Facebook constitute connection? Have we really connected with someone when we like their picture on Instagram? Is connection simply typed words on a screen via text […]

How Giving Up on Love Helped Me Discover True Love

How Giving Up on Love Helped Me Discover True Love

I loved with every last atom in my body and by the age of 26 I was bankrupt. The vault in my heart was emptied and resentment moved in. That lowly currency called Regret filled my pockets. I will not be fooled again. I will […]

Loss of Innocence: Porn, Faith and Money

Loss of Innocence: Porn, Faith and Money

There is something inspiring about the innocence of a child. With time many of us become cynical, judgmental, and even a little perverted. Have you ever sat down with a child and thought, if only I could go back to when life was this simple? […]

Cuba Libre – A Study on Freedom

Cuba Libre – A Study on Freedom

The idea that America is the land of the free and Cuba a dictatorship is promulgated by many in the media. But what if its the other way around? It has been said that the poor are not only those who don’t have enough to […]

How to be Inspired to Create

How to be Inspired to Create

Telescope your vision As far as you can see Imprint every color Remember every tree Look out towards the water This is what life should be What is inspiration? It is looking into the eyes of your lover and smiling. It is seeing injustice and […]

In The Beginning There Was The Word

In The Beginning There Was The Word

The energy around my mind Produces electrical currents That emit dream-like thoughts Empowering my fingers to write   Letters that become words Words that become ideas Ideas that enrich life   I let the energy flow Electricity circulates Emitting inventive fluids That empower my progress […]


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