Last week, in part to prove to my friends that I actually write once in a while, I was fortunate enough to publish a couple pieces in NOW Lebanon (some readers might think that an unfortunate event but, politics aside, they’re a creative and accomodating bunch).
One piece, “The Beirut autumn,” was an observational commentary of sorts. It was a cri de coeur, in keeping with my tendency to write those once in a while. (I thank the kind journalist who’s pointed that out and encouraged me to write in that tone more often. However, I do think that the style is more effective in moderate doses, rather than in a barrage of editorials and op-eds.)
The second article, “A day at the Doctor’s,” examines the Lebanese Forces party amid the broader Christian and Lebanese contexts. It’s not meant to deride or praise the party, but to observe and critique the movement and its position in Lebanon.
As for this week, I’ll be in Morocco and Egypt to “chase elections.” Thanks for reading and I’ll keep you posted on what’s happening. If you’ll excuse me, I have to figure out some negotating tactics for a Casablanca cab to the airport. These guys are good.