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Remembering Raja Oueis

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Having Seen Life Itself

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If there is one word to describe the tone of this website over the past 2 or 3 years I would choose the word “less”.  Less writing. Less podcasts. Less photos. Less activity. Less experimentation. Without knowing exactly why or when it started, I seem to have gotten busy elsewhere. Offline life? Perhaps. Work life? Often. Somewhere along the line, my little corner of the internet that is now well over 13 years old, was no longer my obsession or even my canvas.… Read Full Text

What These Beds Have Seen

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When I arrived at the former monastery, roughly ten days ago, I knew by the unkempt and run down buildings, it would not be a pretty sight inside. Despite the numerous buildings that made up the compound, most were locked up and seemingly out of use for several decades.  Only one building, just beyond the chapel, looked like it was still in use, as families with young children huddled around the visitors entrance, telling stories and discussing who their children resemble. … Read Full Text

Ahmad and Karam: A Syrian Message for the World

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Deir ez-Zor in April 2013, photo credit Karam Jamal.
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