Blog

Thank you for following the link to this blog page. The blogs and photos posted here are related to the themes of my book, Looking West. Blogs cover stories, anecdotes, and personalities either mentioned briefly in the book, or not mentioned but related to book topics such as contemporary immigrant accounts and spirituality narratives.

Lucy and Ethel

My mother, Lily, loved movies and especially admired the actors of the 1940s and 1950s. One of her favorites was Lucille Ball...

Love for music and singing

In Looking West, I write about my mother’s trailblazing. She was a leader in the women’s movement for the independence of Lebanon in...