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Refugees and the definition of Syria, 1920-1939

The wheels of academic writing turn slowly.

It’s seven years since I first gave a talk at a workshop in Princeton outlining some ideas about how the arrival and settlement of refugees in Syria helped to define the modern state’s territory, institutions, and national identity. 878 more words


Stop Dwelling on the Past

Isaiah 43-44

Saturday, February 18

In Isaiah 43:16, Isaiah remembers that God is the one who parted the Red Sea and led Moses and the Israelites into it followed by the Egyptians. 165 more words


First words

I’ve always had the idea of creating a blog in where i can share my words with everyone. This wasn’t available years ago, maybe because people didn’t have a full access to information to develop their knowledge to create a content, maybe they hadn’t the freedom of expression, maybe the person who would have invented the computer & internet wasn’t born yet, maybe, maybe… 9 more words


Doorways to the Past

I remain absolutely enraptured with Frank Cousins (1851-1925), Salem’s great photographer-author-entrepreneur and pioneering preservationist, after countless posts on his life and work. Today I want to feature his debut publication,  265 more words


Okay, 2017. I'm Listening.

Things happen for a reason. People don’t cross your path for nothing. Your past doesn’t come back around the corner to blindside you. Everything is a learning experience. 1,344 more words


Cousins of the Dove Book #2

After a lengthy wait, the second book in Harvest House Publishing’s “Cousins of the Dove” series has finally been released! Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have once again brought to life a fascinating tale which interweaves past and present into one compelling narrative called… 190 more words

Book Reviews

Looking Back

To learn from our “mistakes”
it is a necessity
to occasionally
revisit our past
for us to evaluate and assess,
so hopefully
when similar circumstances… 194 more words