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Happiness, what does it mean?

  When I was little I heard a saying that stuck to my mind “happiness is like a butterfly, if you pursue it, it flies away, if you don’t it sits on your hands”.  Also I heard a story that goes like this “a woman tells a…
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Multiple wishes- Happy Wishless day

Us the human beings have multiple level of wishes. So you wake up in the morning, take your shower and notice some flab or the fat, the skin pigmentation or other things one would notice while showering, so you wish they are not there. Then…
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Authenticity is lost, I allow you to call me old fashioned!!

When we used to travel while young we used to admire the U.K. With it's authentic tea houses, street sellers of farm produce and English women wearing hats and walking their dogs. Afternoon tea was something that everyone enjoyed, train…
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My end of year account.

2016 has been an amazing year, forget the finances and everything that went wrong with it, we do need to dwell on that.  I was blessed with two new grandchildren, one started the year, baby Yousef and the second one in September, baby Layan.…
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Weekend work

Many people work during the week and relax during the weekend, either shopping, gardening or just visiting friends. As for me, life is different, I have my day job, my night job, my weekend job.  The last one, of course, had started only 7…

The ghost of Honister slate mine

40 years past and slate was on his own! He didn't manage to convince the other dead miners to stick around with him, so they all went away to find a warmer place instead of the dampness of this mine. But Slate was fine, he liked it there. He…

Fathers, fathers and fathers!

There are fathers who love to go to wars, there are fathers who love to create wars, there are fathers who prefer peace than wars There are fathers who worship work, others who only love themselves and many who care about their families. There…