Updated “About” (Oct. 22/2015)
I started this blog on September 17, 2008.
The total number of articles published has reached 5,650 posts and the total number of hits is over 650,000, and the average daily hits have crossed the 500 mark.
You have choices among 42 categories to navigate around.
Recently, on September 12, I added a new category “Daydream Projects“: Just imagine this gigantic brainstorm networking sessions if a small fraction of mankind decides to publish their daydreaming projects with plenty of details. Wouldn’t daydreaming be considered a very productive endeavors?
I post on average of 10 new articles per week and I have been posting a list of articles published each week with the proper ready links for viewing. I figured out that every new post generates 90 hits within a year, and keeps increasing fast.
You may enjoy the category poems (poems of mine, and poetry of translated ones from Arabic or French into English). I had posted my autobiography, two novels, short stories, and plenty of detailed book reviews.
I added the category “Time for Outrage” and Pets
Last year was the most glorious year in my life. Penniless but publishing, and associated with the most abject financial condition I have experienced… I am graced of feeling the same zest in publishing almost everyday.
I do read and write in three languages English, French, and Arabic. I read books, small and large, old and current, classical and common, biased and “balanced”. I read dailies and their editorials. I read magazines, serious ones and tabloids, the weekly French “Courrier International“, bi-weekly, and monthly issues, including the French monthly “Le Monde Diplomatique“, “Science et Vie”…
I uncover nuggets in almost all my readings and then report themes after elaboration, analysis, and exercising my individual reflection.
My posts are No cut and paste gimmicks, and they lack pictures unless provided by a link, images and videos: I don’t have the tools for recommended visual inputs, and I have no patience for navigating the net. Whatever I receive, I edit it, comment on it and highlight the main points.
I understand that the task of publishing carries responsibility to the general public and I have to do my due diligence in reading a lot, reflecting, and exposing various views and perspectives before extending my current convictions.
I have been writing for my own pleasure for years, such as short poems, diaries, and got into introspection in order to get in touch with my emotions and my models on life, universe, and a sustainable earth within my history growth context. WordPress.com made it easy to taking the drastic plunge into communicating with the public.
It is a daily communion that starts by receiving comments before offering opinions, and do reply to developed opinions and comments. I am reminded that life exercises its cyclical rights and I wish your ebbing period would not last longer than necessary, and that it would not affect your optimism.
I wish that you have a support system to remind you that life is wonderful, it is beautiful, and it is exciting. There is a tomorrow but surely not better than today, since you are still alive!
I realized that publishing electronically is not considered by many political institutions as serious matter, since many do not navigate fast communication mediums on a wide scale yet; as if people read hard copy manuscripts or dailies!
Well, I got a new life of publishing what I had expressed in years of writing for myself. I now have to consider my target audience of readers who patronize my blog: There is a dividing line between writing and publishing, because responsibility to others comes in publishing.
If you are interested in reading biographies of people “Not famous” or “Not glamorous”, then you may also enjoy reading my auto-biography titled “Introspection of a confused man”.
Anyway, most of my categories that are not related to politics, history, religions, sciences, engineering, health, or book reviews are about myself.
It appears that my Book Reviews category is the most favored so far; closely trailed by political articles, social articles, sex/seduction categories, and religious topics.
I earned a PhD degree in Industrial/Human Factors/ system design engineering, over 20 years ago from the USA but I refused to practice until recently when I decided to teach in universities and had this lovely opportunity to write over 50 engineering articles published in the category “Professional articles“, “Human Factors in Engineering” and lately in the category “Engineering/research”.
I realized that I love best to read and disseminate what I wrote, and wordpress.com was the ideal platform to initiate people to publishing and expressing their opinions without any kinds of censorship.
I wish the publishers of articles and bloggers to keep in mind the dividing line between writing for comprehending and reflecting on their own positions and feelings, and just publishing.
I read and write daily, a lot, and hit libraries and follow up on news and editorials and feel serious on disseminating what I read. I even summarize controversial books and offer my opinions ; yes, I love to be controversial, otherwise I might just rot.
A sample of a translated poem:
Your blue sea eyes
On the deck of your blue eyes is raining
Audible vibrating lights.
On the port of your blue eyes,
From a tiny open window,
A view of faraway birds sworming,
Searching for yet undiscovered islands.
On the deck of your blue eyes
Summer snow is falling.
I am a kid jumping over rocks
Deeply inhaling the sea wind
And then returns like a weary bird.
On the port of your blue eyes
I dream of oceans and navigation.
If I were a sea farer
If anyone lent me a boat
I would surely ease up my boat closer
To your blue sea eyes
Note 1: This poem is an abridged free translation from Arabic of the famous late Syrian poet Nizar Kabbani.
Note 2: You may reach me on Adonisbouh@gmail.com