Living in Egypt

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Living in Egypt
Canadian Maryanne Stroud Gabbini moved to Egypt in the 80's with her husband and children.
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  • Catching Up To Myself 2 weeks ago The last few months have been a whirlwind of strangeness in the Middle East. I keep up with the news on my Facebook page for friends who have lived here and perhaps left but who are still interested in an area that is a weird kind of black hole in the normal media. People hear about either the most...
  • Learning To Live And Living to Learn 6 months ago  I was talking to a friend today about this blog post and he told me that there is an Egyptian saying "If you do something, you might make a mistake and be punished, but if you do nothing you can't make a mistake."Once a social psychologist, I suspect always a social psychologist. I went off to...
  • Losing A Voice of Reason in Egypt 10 months ago  A young man died yesterday who by any reasoning should still be here with us. Bassem Sabry was a writer, analyst, activist of the highest ethical standards whom I first encountered online during the winter of 2011. At times, reading the discussions on Twitter, Facebook and other social media, I...
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 11 months ago  Revolutions are interesting things. While they can be quite exciting, frightening, exhilarating, and hopeful at the beginning, as we saw in 2011, they tend to drag on as a society tries to readjust and recalibrate...a process that is draining, frustrating, and often very boring. When it became...
  • The Power of One 11 months ago Tomorrow we will be driving downtown to Sednaoui hospital with my housekeeper's son Ali and a friend of mine here who works as a groom and has a son with cerebral palsy so bad that he has fallen over many times and broken his chin. We are going to consult with my friend Dr. Mostafa Shokry, who is...

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