My writing is a lot of things.

In the American political sphere, it is decidedly political. I am left-leaning, but I am also sensitive to reality. I voted for Barack Obama because I hope for change; change at home and abroad. I want to see the United States turn its strong hand from warfare to something softer, something that casts a smaller shadow across the globe. That change has arrived in bits and pieces at home, but it is harder to draw it into the realm of foreign policy. Change in our efforts abroad are increasingly important as the world changes and our outdated institutions are still caught in the same political rut, taking “wisdom” from the same sources. It’s time for a new wisdom.

In the Lebanese political sphere, I strive to be somewhat apolitical. I have a difficult time gravitating too closely to one of the Marches over the other, probably because I never grew up in such a pungently sectarian environment. That said, I think it is valuable to follow the Lebanese political current, because it is the waves of Lebanon’s political scene that wash all sorts of flotsam and jetsam onto the sands of a broader Middle East. Here is where politics come to stew, which is only fitting given the rich culinary tradition of the Greater Syrian region.

I believe firmly in a few things:

Tolerance
Awareness
Creativity
Freedom of Expression/Criticism
Labor rights
Human Rights

and finally,

I believe in the inalienable right to find a way to enjoy oneself.

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