What, me worry?

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Alfred E. Neu­man is the jug-eared mas­cot on the cov­er of Mad, my favorite mag­a­zine grow­ing up (and peo­ple accuse me of being an intel­lec­tu­al, so hah!). 

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O that I were a glove…

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Why does this pho­to­graph fill me with so much joy? Why does the sight of my younger broth­er hold­ing his new­born daugh­ter Julie make me want to live to be a hundred?

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A Child is Born

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On Christ­mas Eve, Julie kicked and screamed her way through a C‑section, arriv­ing in Indi­anapo­lis, a tiny spot on the west­ern hemi­sphere of Plan­et Earth.

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Don’t say cheese, Mr. Assange.

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The ide­al style of por­trai­ture for news mag­a­zines is some­thing I like to call the mug por­trait, or the sub­jec­tive mugshot. Here’s why.

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Blog Out Loud

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Notes on Cre­at­ing a Per­son­al Blog with Loryne & Mee­do • Pre­sent­ed at the Blog­ging Lebanon Con­ven­tion, Decem­ber 2010.

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Kulluna lil watan

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It’s Inde­pen­dence Day, when Lebanese of all reli­gious, polit­i­cal, and ide­o­log­i­cal back­grounds sing the Nation­al Anthem. How­ev­er the dif­fer­ences arise when we’re asked what that means.

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