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Call me irresponsible

November 16, 2008


This month, I quit my respectable job as a corporate lawyer, bidding good bye to swivel chairs, bonuses in dollars, and hateful high heels, to work at a magazine where all the chairs are tall and fuzzy and only have one arm, and the toilet is on its own throne-like platform. Instead of hearing “sabah […]

I’m in Egypt Today

July 6, 2008


…in a surprisingly opinionated article about bloggers, by one Hassan Hassan, who I believe I have met. The article is called “Scene and Heard: the slightly more frivolous side of the internet” and is mostly about…guess. I got an email from a reader telling me I was mentioned, and in completely unfounded excitement ran out […]

Fuck this shit

April 6, 2008


Kos om di 3eesha. Am taking some time off blogging – I feel stupid, small and demoralized.

I have been given a sign

April 4, 2008


I spent three years working on my law school’s newspaper (I have posted the occasional article), and recently they put out an 80th anniversary issue where they gathered momentous (or so I vainly assume) pieces from the 1920s through to now, and they included TWO of mine! Leaders of Canadian political parties were passed over […]

March 20, 2008


This is the cartoon they use for me in Campus Magazine. The editor had provided the cartoonist with several pictures of me and we were both baffled when he produced a cartoon with corn rows or something, a look I have never sported. In response to our remarks he came up with the above. I […]

The dashing of hopes and dreams

March 8, 2008


I’ve been talking for years about writing a book – sometimes it’s a super smart chick lit novel a la Jennifer Crusie, but since I have no imagination most of the time it’s a series of humorous short stories in the style of David Sedaris. But with an Arab chick angle and occasionally insightful cross-cultural […]


March 4, 2008


I just felt like such a pussy. After all, they’re just comments. Please feel free to remove any comments you might have made that you would prefer not to be so publicly available.