Tag Archives: family

Life goes on. Thank God.


Talked to my brother and sister in Syria today. Pretty happy to get through to both of them on the same day. Doesn’t happen very often. My sister is at her in-laws right now. There’s not enough heating oil available … Continue reading

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A short update on my family and village.


I haven’t posted here in awhile. I’ve been so upset about the US bombing Northern Syria, which I just see as their entry point into the country to bring down the Syrian government, their only real goal since they started … Continue reading

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This is our nightmare. I dream of our reality.


I spoke to my cousin’s wife the other day. She’s from Damascus, but has lived here for years. Her parents lived in Damascus until last year, when they made the trip here. My cousin’s parents came just this year, from … Continue reading

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All the news that disappeared yesterday. None of it particularly good.


Yesterday, I wrote a full summary of all the news I’d gathered about the fighting near my village. When I hit the “publish” button, everything I had written, except for the title of the post, disappeared. After I stopped crying, … Continue reading

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Nightmares every night, but my family says, “Don’t Worry.” News from the village, February 1, 2014


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A Letter to My Congressional Representatives to Stop U.S. Aggression Against Syria


This is the letter I am sending to my representatives today. I will make a separate post in a few minutes to update you all on what is currently happening in my village and surrounding area. I would really appreciate … Continue reading

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News from the Village – Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I recieved a message from my niece in Damascus yesterday. She said, “Amto, (aunt), there is no terrorists in Amar. I called Aunt Nadia a few minutes ago and she told me that only Army enter the village … and … Continue reading

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