Isolation In the City: My Front Door Made Me Do It

I’m not going to sit here and type out 500 words about how you should be using your time to read more books again (you’re welcome). But I am going to share a story about a door.

So, the whole world is on lockdown… Now what?

Three months ago, Corona was, to the entire world, a vision – an often hazy one – of the infamous Mexican beer, with its cute little lime wedge sitting atop the bottle, waiting to be plopped down into its caramel-colored demise. To me and a hundred million other Egyptians, it was also our local, sub-par…

What Came First: the Chicken or the Mahraganat?

Picture the British population, with all their glories, their English Breakfast teas, their Harry Styles and Sam Smiths, their queens and princes, and of course, their frequent holidays to Spain. Now picture that same population, but instead of 20% of it below poverty line (not a great statistic to begin with), make that double. Now…

Why Your Choices Shouldn’t (Always) Define You

“And how exactly does that benefit people?” was my doctor’s smug answer, his smirk growing with every word, when he asked what I did for a living and I replied with something that starts with “Youtube” and ends with “music”. No, this wasn’t a therapist, so no, he did not have any professional right to…