Ramblings, recipes and recollections

The gravity of the battle means nothing to those at peace

The gravity of the battle means nothing to those at peace

Last night, my 20 year old son came home in a solemn mood.  One of his dear school friends had passed in an operating room from complications.  We spoke of death, funerals and post funeral customs and how  people of different cultures observe it.  Ssome celebrate it...

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A Christmas Gift from Maria

A Christmas Gift from Maria

Maria's smile was the best gift I received this Christmas.  Maria is seven years young.  She can't wait to go the USA, so she can run and play with other kids like she used to.  Five months ago she was walking with her mom in their neighborhood in a Palestinian...

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ذكر و أنثى

ذكر و أنثى

قال لها ألا تلاحظين أن الكـون ذكـر؟ فقالت له بلى لاحظت أن الكينونة أنثى قال لها ألم تدركي بأن النـور ذكـر؟ !فقالت له بل أدركت أن الشمس أنثـى قـال لهـا أوليـس الكـرم ذكــر؟ !فقالت له نعم ولكـن الكرامـة أنثـى قال لها ألا يعجبـك أن الشِعـر ذكـر؟ !فقالت له وأعجبني أكثر أن...

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From Debt to Prosperity

From Debt to Prosperity

I believe in simplicity. No matter how complex a task may seem, you can break it down to small chunks and address it. [Financial Freedom] Converting your current debt to equity may seem like a complex task. Break it down into manageable chunks and you're half way to...

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Refugees don’t need money, they need engagement!

Refugees don’t need money, they need engagement!

Thanks to Salma El-Yassir the director of Welfare Association Lebanon Branch (WA-LB), I visited Burj El Barajneh Refugee Camp in Beirut. I visited to support the launch of a Youth Employment Service (YES) Program. To promote the project among camp residences, WA-LB...

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Rama Chakaki

Rama Chakaki

Developing Technologies for Social Impact

Tech-Social Entrepreneur. Creating peace through education and technology.    speaker 2017