The illusion of Safety

  In proportion as a man simplifies his life the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. [Henry David Thoreau] Yet, these […]

7 people who gave up civilization to live in the wild

  “I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.” — The Village, Chapter 8     Christopher McCandless  Best known from Jon Krakauer’s […]

Bonanza’s Never Spoken Stanza

The pretty lady in the poem farted. It was funny because You do not always come across a lady farting in poetry. In fact, as the poet writes, he thinks twice Whether he should or should not take the risk to include her butt – her sexy ass – in this big, lousy mess.   […]

Live simple introducing Chris Khatchadourian as a contributing 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]