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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  • On Bombs 1 month ago Yesterday I was greeted on opening Facebook, one of the best sources of information in Egypt, by a post by the daughter of a close friend saying that the police had shown up in a very timely manner to take care of what appeared to be a bomb near their apartment building in Maadi. She had been...
  • Catching Up To Myself 3 months 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 8 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 13 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 1 year 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...

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