Four Reasons You Should Visit Lebanon

According to CEOWorld, the top tourist countries in the world are, in order, France, the United States, Spain, China, and Italy. All undeniably wonderfully beautiful countries, each with its own particular allure to travelers from around the world. The cultures, the...

Tips For New Photographers

To nip this in the bud before we get into this blog too deeply, I’ll say that I am not, by profession, a photographer. Do I enjoy taking photos and capturing the world around me–certainly–I love it in fact. By trade, I am a radiologist, but I am more than that. I am a...

Understanding the Importance of Culture

I’ve lived over five decades across three different continents, witnessing firsthand both subtle and drastic differences in the lifestyles of those who call home France and Canada, and I’ve recently returned to a land whose culture I hold dear, my birthplace of...

Creating Peace Through Unity

On Friday, December 16, a terrorist attack carried out by a little girl with a bomb strapped to her, detonated by terroristic forces within a police station, shocked the people of Damascus, Syria. More specifically, the attack shocked those who read about it, as it...

A History of Lebanese Art – Written Art

When we seek to study and understand other cultures, where do we turn? Often, we look to  a culture’s history to learn more about it–an understanding of the origins and beliefs of a group of people often sheds light on what that culture means to the individuals within...

A History of Lebanese Art–Visual Art

At the heart of the wide realm of art lies visual art. While the field of “art” encompasses more than what I can even list here–television, movies, music, sculpture, theater, performance, even martial arts–many think immediately of visual arts such as paintings or...

Traveling to Lebanon with Walif

There are just over 30 days left in 2016 before we gather to celebrate the New Year–that’s just over one month to use your vacation days at work before they expire. If you’re lucky enough that your vacation days carry over to next year, congratulations are in order,...

Recognizing the Beauty of Nature

You’re probably reading this on a computer screen, sitting inside of your home, under a roof that you pay for that shields you from the harsh cold of winter, the oppressive heat of summer, the wind and rain and sleet and hail that would otherwise present quite a...

Being a Leader Transcends Being a Boss

Certain words can evoke similar and powerful emotions in many of us when read or spoken aloud. The word “deadline,” might make you anxious or nervous, conjuring up memories of meeting deadlines at work–or perhaps missing them. The word “saxophone” might relax you,...