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Travel Blogs from Salmiyah
... br> When I find myself
About to say something
Then realise it's better not to say
Bob, I am grateful for your
Three letter name
It's another reminder of home
Of a world predictable
Of a life I had
And if I'm honest want to have again
Of a place I fear I am
Transforming away from
For the respite from peer pressured alcoholism
I am though grateful
Wilfred Waters ...
... There was a recording for the whole event so I'll post it here if I can.
After the event it was really nice to have a Kuwaiti audience member come up to me and compliment me on my piece (for its text see last post). He said he liked my directness and was very genuine in his appreciation so that was a nice way to end things. ...
I have been having some thoughts about aid work last week. I realised a couple of days ago that my main beef with it is it sometimes doesn't preserve existing human agency in recipients, or encourage that to thrive when there isn't enough of it displayed by aid recipients. Human agency:
Human agency is the ability of people to control their own lives. Everyone has the capacity to exert control over the quality ...
[The location on the map for this entry is the newly reopened Q8 Books at Bayt Lothan]
I was told this piece should be reworked after presenting it at the writing club. If I get time, I will use this for guidance.
I have an uncle who is a glass artist. When I was a kid, I never really had much appreciation for his work but I used to love ...
Second piece for the Kuwait Writing Club, the keyword was 'secret'.
Archeology can cange your life. Archeology can lead to personal growth. It doesn't even have to be impressive archeology. For those particularly prone to life-changing events like me, it can be something quite minor. Like an article about excavating a 150 year old house in a small city called Adelaide at the bottom of Australia. No, it wasn't the house of my ancestors, I wasn't involved in the dig - heck, ...
Other places to stay in Salmiyah
Al Taoun Street, Salmiyah | 3 star hotelfrom $362
Marina Mall, Arabian Gulf Road, 446, Salmiyah | Hotelfrom $384
Arabian Gulf Road, Salmiyah | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Qatar Street, Salmiyah | 1 star hotelfrom $124
Building 17, Street 1, Block 5, Salmiyah | 3 star hotelfrom $253
PO Box 3700, Salmiyah | Hotelfrom $140