This blog is NOT about politics
This blog is NOT about religion
This blog is NOT about war
This blog is about: Food, Culture, Achievement, Societal problems, Struggle, Solidarity, Nostalgia of Lebanese immigrants in New York City in particular and in the world at large, as well as Lebanese in their home country.
The idea started when I wrote a story about a Lebanese disabled athlete in the New York City Marathon on November 2008 (Read it here). Throughout the reporting of this story, I felt inspired to learn more about Lebanese immigrants who left Lebanon for various reasons. Now, I want to know about their life in the United States, away from their country, their achievements, their cuisine, their aspirations and any other interesting issues that come along.
Another reason for this particular theme is my desire as an aspiring journalist to shed the light on Lebanese in the diaspora who don’t have loud enough a voice to make the headlines and to discuss interesting sociocultural issues in Lebanon.
I hope from my readers to share any comments or interesting stories they have.
I will end this page with a quote by Gibran Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese American poet and author who died in New York City in 1931.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
Now sit down, relax and enjoy the ride!