No Place Is Safe in Hell on Earth

Reading Time: 7 minutes “In all my years of humanitarian work, I’ve never witnessed something so barbaric, so atrocious, so inhumane. These images will haunt me forever and will stain our conscience for eternity,” said a doctor volunteering in Gaza, capturing the sheer horror of the airstrike on Rafah on May 26, 2024.


The Ant Philosophy: Preparing for Winter While Celebrating Summer

Reading Time: 7 minutes “Think winter during summer and think summer during winter.” Jim Rohn
In other words, “think of the negative during the positive and of the positive during the negative.” Let negativity (winter) be the catalyst for positivity, and positivity (summer) be the antidote to negativity. Often, the most profound realizations and decisions arise from challenging experiences.

Meeting the Legend Carlos Santana

Reading Time: 7 minutes On April 2, 2003, at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia, Santana performed for a packed audience. I found myself in the first row of the pit. As I enthusiastically chipped in on my air guitar, Santana seemed to notice my enjoyment, frequently glancing down at me, and laughing.

Jordan’s Hidden Gems: The Untold Stories of Local Entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 8 minutes One afternoon, while searching for the perfect gift for a friend’s birthday, I found myself diving into the diverse, creative world of local craftsmanship on Instagram. My aim was to find something unique, something authentic. Page after page, I discovered makers of soap, creators of jarred goods, and artists of embroidered pieces, all pouring their heart and soul into their craft. I was struck by a powerful realization that there was an abundance of talent and creativity in my local community that deserved recognition and a broader platform to shine.

You Are Your Perfect Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tala Bacouni, a Lebanese writer, shares her personal story of leaving her secure corporate job during the pandemic to pursue her passion. Through her journey, she shares the experience of finding her own “perfect time” to make the transition. The gentle power demonstrated through her determination and perseverance is a reminder that: “You can’t wait for the perfect time. There isn’t a perfect time. I made the decision to do what I love while I was fighting a virus, was on antibiotics, and had a fluctuating fever. For anyone reading this piece, it’s never too late.”

Amman’s Road Safety: Urgent Need for a Driving Culture Shift

Reading Time: 9 minutes According to a Ministry of Health 2018 study, traffic accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in Jordan, indicating the severity of the situation.

After 39 years of safe driving culture in Dubai, the author moved to Jordan in 2019 and found Amman’s driving conditions daunting. He notes the general disregard for traffic rules, leading to an aggressive and often dangerous driving Culture.

The Last Suitcase: The Wisdom of Yousef

Reading Time: 3 minutes ‘The Last Suitcase and the Wisdom of Yusuf’ is the first part of a series about growth and the impact of one’s definition of success on navigating times of great hardship. The series starts with the serendipitous journey of Wise Man Yusuf, from his beginnings on a Nigerian cocoa farm to becoming the Director General of an international institution and how Yusuf’s unique personification of success profoundly impacted and inspired the writer.

The Great David Crosby

Reading Time: 2 minutes The recent passing of David Crosby was a great loss to the music world and it brought back many such memories. CSNY as a Group was so much part of my life journey that losing David Crosby feels like losing someone who has been with me throughout my many years of growing up.

Coming Together In Service: Distinguished Team of Volunteers

Reading Time: 7 minutes ‘Coming Together in Service’ is a story about two cousins who established the Distinguished Team of Volunteers, a volunteering program operating in Jordan since 2018. They believe each member of a community bears a responsibility towards the other. Explore the impact of their acts of charity, as they seek to make a difference in their communities amid rising economic hardships and youth unemployment.

School, The Fortress of Hope

Reading Time: 11 minutes Dr. Nathaniel Branden, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem TO MANY CHILDREN, SCHOOL REPRESENTS A “SECOND CHANCE”—an opportunity to acquire a better sense of self and a better vision of life than was offered in their home. A teacher who projects confidence in a child’s competence and goodness can be a powerful antidote to a family in which such confidence is lacking and in which perhaps the opposite perspective is conveyed….A teacher who refuses to accept a child’s negative self-concept and relentlessly holds to a better view of the child’s potential has the power—sometimes—to save a life.