الأربعاء، غشت 03، 2005

Meteo

الخميس، أبريل 07، 2005

أمريكي يتحدث عن بوش: من يعرف بوش غير الأمريكيين؟؟

Monday, March 07, 2005

BUSH HAS TO FACE HIS MONSTER
I subscribe to a right-wing organization's e-mail list so I can keep an eye on what they are doing. Usually I get one e-mail a week on a particular issue and they ask folks to send a letter to Congress. The last message I got was about the Republican effort to kill the Senate tradition of the filabuster that allows the minority party to hold up all business by talking for as long as they can. The Republican's are calling their effort to kill the filibuster the "nuclear option." So the right-wing group sends me this e-mail on the nuclear option, not once, not twice, but three times in recent days. So putting on my organizer hat what do I think of this? Maybe they are not getting a very good response from their base on this request for action and they have to keep pushing it. A whole bunch of Republicans remember, not so long ago, that they used the filibuster when they were a minority in the Senate.I am beginning to think the right-wing fundamentalist base is crumbling. The whole recent Gannon/Guckert porno/gay/prostitute episode at the White House appears to be driving the Christian fundamentalist base crazy. Here we have George W. Bush, who some believed was sent by God, and now we have stories coming out of the White House that the guy named Gannon/Guckert was "servicing" top level operatives in the Bush White House. Then "on top," excuse me, of all that you have Gannon/Guckert smuggled into the White House press room asking softball questions to the White House press spokesman and even Bush during his news conferences. The Christians are calling the White House wondering what is going on! There are growing rumors that high-level Bush operatives who are gay might soon be outed. Imagine the nuclear fallout from that!I was in a restaurant in Portland last Friday night and at the table next to me were two Christian men talking about religious matters. One of them said, "At my bible study the other night we were studying revelations (the rapture) and I asked the others in the group, do you think Bush is the anti-Christ?" I was quite surprised to hear this.But if you think about it you can begin to see where this is going. Real conservatives are beginning to wonder about Bush and his sales pitch that he is one of them -- a real moral man. How can Bush be a moral man when he is killing innocent people in Iraq? How can Bush be a real conservative when he is giving us the biggest budget deficit in history? How can Bush be a real holy man when he has a male whore getting access to the White House? In these times of high-level homeland security doesn't the FBI do background checks anymore? Do they use the internet?Then finally, I watched Bush's former EPA administrator Whitman on C-SPAN last night talking about her new book. Basically the conservatives chased her out of the administration because she was too "moderate." She went on and on about how the super conservatives are ruining the Republican party and how they are creating policy that is out of the mainstream of America. She talked about how moderate Republicans are no longer welcome in the party of Lincoln and that they had better start to fight to take back their party -- and soon.Bush's social security privatization plan could be his Waterloo (for those who don't know Waterloo was the place in Belgium where Napoleon was decisively defeated in 1815). Bush is bound to face a Waterloo because he has created so much negative karma, it is bound to haunt him in the end. Even my mother, a life long loyal Republican, has turned on Bush because she relies totally on social security in her retirement years and fears her economic future. She voted against Bush in the last election.The cloth of the Bush team is coming apart. He has created his own monster and now will have to face the reality of it. Let the day come soon.
posted by Bruce Gagnon
10:49 AM

الاثنين، أبريل 04، 2005

يا شيخ لوك إن ذا ميرور


لن تكون مفاجأة أن يعترض العالم العربي كله برجاله و نسائه و أطفاله و جنه و شياطينه و حيواناته و شجره و صحرائه و بحره و حشراته على أن تؤم المصلين إمرأة. حتى النمل الذي أكل عصاة سليمان. يعني حتى لو اعترضت توجان فيصل أو أسامة فوزي فلن أستغرب, كلهم يخضعون و يصغرون أمام شيوخ السنة الآبدين ذوي اللحى الطويلة و الذي عمر أصغرهم 1200 سنة. لذا فالحديث عن الموضوع عندنا عقيم دون الحديث عن أمور أخرى أساسية تخص الدين كتعدد الزوجات و تخفيف الحكم على قاتل أخته مثلا. ماذا تنتظر من أناس يتعاطفون مع من يقتل أخته الشرموطة؟ أو يكسر عظام زوجته التي تزيد في الأكل من الملح أو تنقص.
هل هي فقط الإمامة؟!
أسئلة إلى من يرفض إمامة المرأة. إختبر صدقك مع نفسك و أجب نفسك أن لماذا طنشت كل شيئ و صار همك تلك الإمام/ة المسكينة:

ما هي نسبة البنات العربيات اللواتي يرتدن المدارس؟ . هل فكرت(دع عنك فعلت) في هذا الموضوع من قبل؟ أنا متأكد الجواب نعم و لأني أعرف نتيجة تفكيرك السنية فأرجوك أن لا تفكر.
كم عظمة رقيقة تكسر كل يوم من المحيط إلى الخليج بحجة "و اضربوهن فإن أطعنكم..."؟ هل فكرت أو فعلت!
في هذه الليلة. كم طفلة تضاجع شيخا؟ كم؟
هل تعترض بنفس الحساسية على من يقتل أخته لأنها شرموطة؟
هل تمعن في النظر إلى مؤخرة الإمام أثناء الصلاة و تنتابك الشهوة للإنقضاض عليها؟ هكذا برر بعض الشيوخ رفضهم لإمامة المرأة. قالوا بأن مؤخرة المرأة الإمام تجذب المصلين إليها.
إسأل القرضاوي. هل من السنة ضرب النسوان؟ سيقول لا. طيب هل يجوز ضربهن؟ سيقول نعم. فلم النفاق إذن
بمن تثق أكثر بحنان عشراوي أم أبو مازن؟ يعني لو كنت فلسطينيا
هل تعرفون "البدل"؟ عادة عربية يتبادل فيها الأصدقاء أخواتهم. أعطيني أختك بعطيك أختي. ما رأيك في هذه؟
لا أدافع عن الإناث هنا و أنا في الحقيقة ذقت المر منهن. و لكنها الحقيقة.
أخيرا كم امرأة تتعرض من زوجها إلى الشذوذ الجنسي في العالم العربي؟ .
.يا شيخ. لوك إن ذا ميرور فيرست.

مغامرات ابن فضلان من تحقيق مغربي


بالأمس أنهيت قراءة رواية بعنوان “مغامرات سفير عربي في إسكاندينافيا منذ ألف عام“، وهي تحكي لنا رسالة ابن فضلان الشهيرة، ومع أنني لم أعد مغامرات ابن فضلان رواية ، بل هي أقرب إلى السيرة الغيرية مع بعض التحويرات التي تقتضيها الكتابة السردية،إلا أن هذه الرسالة بالذات شدتني إليها، فهي تحكي قصة حقيقية غريبة حدثت لابن فضلان سنة 921م مع مجتمع الفايكنغ.صورة الغلاف:تحقيق وترجمة: أحمد عبد السلام البقاليالناشر: مكتبة العبيكان، السعودية، طبعة أولى 1424 هـ /2003 ملمحة عن الرواية كما ذكر الناشر:
أرسل ملك الصقالبة (ألمش بن ياطور) إلى أمير المؤمنين المقتدر رسالة يسأله فيها أن يوفد إليه من يفقهه في الدين ويعرفه شرائح الإسلام ويبني له مسجداً فبعث إليه سفيراً عالماً رقيقاً حاضر البديهة من سكان المدن المسالمينوبعد ثلاث سنوات عاد ذلك السفير دون أن ينجز مهمته حيث أن جماعة من الفايكنغ الإسكندينافيين سكان الشمال الهمج المتوحشين عشاق الحرب اعترضوا طريقه وخطفوه أسيراً إلى بلادهم غير المتحضرةإنها قصة شجاعة وإنسانية تصل إلى ذروة الروعة حينما ينضم ذلك العربي إلى مختطفيه في قتالهم للمخلوقات المرعبة المفزعة المكسوة أجسادها بالشعر الزاحفة الخارجة من الكهوف لتقتل ضحاياها وتأكلهمأنها رواية شائقة ماتعة ، وقصة أحداث من التراث العربي تضعها مكتبة العبيكان بين أيديكم
ومن مقدمة الرواية:
تمثل رسالة ابن فضلان أقدم وصف معروف لشاهد عيان عن حياة الفايكنغ ومجتمعهم. وتعتبر وثيقة بارزة، في وصفه لحوادث وقعت منذ ما ينوف على ألف سنة يتفصيل مميز، معنم بالحياة. هذا وأن هذه الرسالة تعتبر مرجعاً هاماً يكاد يكون فريداً عن أحوال وعادات شعوب في آسيا الوسطى وشرقي أوربا وشمالها لم تكن معدومة أثناء رحلة ابن فضلان أو قبلها، ولم يسبق لغيره أن سبر غور هذه الشعوب أو تحدث عنها ما فيه الكفاية بالصدق والتجرد والعمق والصراحة التي تحدث بها ابن فضلان، رغم ما يعتري حديثه من سذاجة أحياناً سيجد القارئ في هذه الرسالة، لا سيما وبعد انتهائه من السرد الممل أحياناً لأسماء البلدان التي زارها والأنهر التي تم اجتيازها، طرافة ومتعة لما تضمنته من حوادث غربية ووقائع مذهلة ومغامرات رهيبة، يعجز الخيال عن تصور مثلها أحياناً. كما أنه سيجد وصفاً لأحوال الشعوب في تلك الحقبة المذكورة مما ينير سبل المعرفة ويغني شعاب الثقافة العربية. أما عن صاحب هذه الرسالة “ابن فضلان” فليس هناك ما يشير إليه في كتب التراجم والسير ولكنه يظهر في أعماله أنه كان مثقفاً، وغير متقدم في السن. وقد بيّن بوضوح أنه كان يمت بصلة للخليفة الذي لم يكن يحظى منه بإعجاب خاص، وكان من أهالي بغداد ولتي كانت مدينة السلام في القرن العاشر، أكثر مدن الكرة الأرضية حضارة. ومن الواضح أن ابن فضلان كان شاهداً ذكياً، اهتم بالتفاصيل اليومية، وبنفس الوقت بحياة ومعتقدات الشعب الذي التقى به.لقد أذكره كثيراً مما شاهده، واعتبره فظاً وفاحشاً أو بريدياً، لكنه لم يبدو وقته بتوجيه الإهانة له، فإذا ما أبدى امتعاضه مرة، عاد مباشرة إلى ملاحظاته النيرة، وكان يروي ما يراه بأقل ما يمكن من الاستعلاء أو الشعور بالتفوق. قد يبدو أسلوبه في الرواية غريباً بالنسبة للعقلية العربية، إذ هو لا يروي القصة كما تعودنا أن نسمعها، كان ابن فضلان كاتباً، ولم يكن هدفه الرئيس التسلية، كما لم يكن لتمجيد سيد يستمع إليه، ولا لتعزيز أساطير الشعب الذي عاش بين ظهرانيه، على العكس من ذلك، كان سفيراً يقدم تقريراً، وكان أسلوبه أسلوب عالم مختص بالجنس البشري، لا كانت “دراما". بل في الواقع، كثيراً ما كان يتجاهل أكثر عناصر حكايته إثارة كيلا يدعها تتعارض مع وصفه الواضح والمتوازن. هذه النزاهة، أحياناً تضايق إلى الحد الذي يصبح من العسير علينا أن نعترف كم كان مشاهداً بارزاً في الواقع. فخلال مئات السنين، بعد ابن فضلان، كان التقليد السائد بين الرحالة أن يكتبوا عن حوادث تاريخية وعجائب أجنبية كثيراً ما كانت تأميلية أو من صنع الخيال، لم يحدث بن فضلان أن تحزّر بل كانت كل كلمة من كلماته ترف بالحقبة، وكلما أخبر عن إشاعة كان حريصاً على البوح بأنها كذلك، وكان على حد سواء، حريصاً على أن يبين على وجه التخصيص حتى كان شاهد عيان، وهذا هو السبب في استعماله عبارة “لقد رأيت بأم عيني” المرة تلو المرة أخيراً هذه السجية من الصدوق المطلق، هي التي تجعل قصته رهيبة حقاً. فصدامه مع وحوش الضباب أو “أكلة الأموات” روي بنفس الاهتمام في تفصيله ونفس النزوع الحذر إلى الشك الذي يميز الأقسام الأخرى من الرسالة. وفي أي حال، يمكن للقارئ أن يحكم بنفسه
تعليق: حققت رسالة ابن فضلان من قبل عدد كبير من المحققين، كما ترجمت إلى عدة لغات، وقد اهتم بها المستشرقون كما اهتم بها علماء التاريخ وعلماء النفس الإنسانية، وكتب عنها في الكتب وفي المجلات العلمية والأدبية وغيرها، وصارت حديث العديد من العلماء والأدباء في الغرب. ومن الغريب حقاً أن يحدث العربي ابن فضلان هذه الضجة في الغرب وفي أوروربا على وجه التحديد دون أن ينتبه أو يلتفت إليه العرب.أدعوكم جميعاً إلى قراءة هذه الرسالة.

مارسيل خليفة : صوت نحتاجه في ليالينا القاتمة والدائمة

مارسيل خليفة : رجل الجرأة
والشجاعة
The man is truly a pioneer.
He and his troupe of musicians, including his two sons, are talented artists and accomplished musicians. No doubt about it: Marcel Khalifeh must be one of the greatest Arab musicians today.
I am not into Arabic music at all actually. But I have attended most of Khlifeh’s concerts in Jordan over the last decade and a half. I just came back from the one held in Amman’s Arena hall (Saturday, March 26, 2005). These concerts are a phenomenon. In more than one respect I have to add!
Actually I am writing this because I am now totally fed up with a large part of Khalifeh’s audience. On the other hand, it is precisely because he is able to attract the people that he attracts, his musical project is very interesting.
What’s the secret here? Well. It’s the mixture of Khalifeh’s art, performance and politics. Write that last word with a capital P please!
The concerts draw an amazingly diverse crowd. Young and old. Upper middle class and lower middle class. Moderately religious as well as cool lefties. A nice ‘democratic’ mix of Jordanian society. And even though Khalifeh has the image of ‘Mr. Revolution’ his concert was patronized by a Jordanian government minister.
The Palestinian issue is a main ingredient in Khalifeh’s work. That’s why I am sure that some people treat attending his concerts almost as a religious or national obligation. It’s always that time of the year when one has to go to see Marcel sing about Palestine, the Revolution, Borders, lost Homeland/Mother/Ritta. For a few hours we forget our humiliating reality, the peace ‘process’ and Arab failure, feel revolutionary and good about ourselves.
Obviously, this aspect of the concerts draws huge crowds. And Khalifeh is a sincere believer in the ‘Artist’s Role’ in society and the ’struggle’. He just has to pronounce the word ‘Palestine’ to send the crowd into a frenzy of patriotic euphoria. His Amman concerts always attract the so-called ‘48 Arabs’: Arabs living inside Israel.
There is always, in the cheaper back rows of a Marcel Khalifeh concert, a hardcore Palestinian Left contingent who see the whole thing as a chance to have a mini demonstration. It’s one of the last bastions of the Palestinian Left, who, over the past two decades, have been totally overrun by the rising popularity of Palestinian Islamists like Hamas.
With all this political content, is there room for any real art in Khalifeh’s performance. Amazingly, the answer is yes. I suspect that the man is on a ‘teaching’ mission. His politics draw the huge crowds, many of whom lack any real capacity for musical appreciation (besides rhythmic clapping and chanting that is). But he, Marcel the teacher, is in control. He tells the audience when to be quite . “This song needs your beautiful silence please.” And the crowd listens to him and shuts up. He then gives them the chance to erupt again when he performs one of his many ‘hits’, complete with sing-alongs.
But the problem for me, and I think many others, is that it is almost impossible to fully enjoy the musical mastery of Khalifeh with such an out-of-control audience. Somking, mobile phones ringing, talking, moving in and out of the hall to get a sandwich.. All of this is just too common in Khalifeh’s concerts.
My wife and I have developed a theory: In Marcel Khalifeh concerts the chance that you will be flanked by some really annoying guys (it’s almost always guys) is 100%. Today, the stream of distractions did not stop for one minute and included people trampling like elephants up and down the wooden floor of the Arena to go and get a soft drink. To them, they’re just here for their Palestine Fix and to hell with anyone who’s there to also appreciate the art.
When, a decade ago, Khalifeh gave an instrumental-only performance in Amman, a large part of his core audience was really pissed off. How dare he?? Where is “Sarkhatu Thaer” (The Cry of the Revolutionary) and “Ya Bahrieh, Hela Hela"?
The ‘Committed Artist’, ‘The Teacher’ is, on one hand, doing an amazing job of exposing a mainstream audience to what can really be considered experimental Arabic music (of course blended with a huge traditionalist component, that makes the whole thing palatable for the ‘average Arab man on the street’). Who else can have a chain-smoking, over-macho guy sit through long passages of jazzy piano improvisation?
But on the other hand, even the great Marcel is helpless in the face of an Arab audience that has still 10,000 miles to go before it learns how to behave in a musical concert.
One side note about the organization: It was a mess. No clear signage.. Some youngsters outside trying to con people into paying for parking (although it was free). No clear indication where different class ticket holders are supposed to go.
Then, inside the hall, the biggest sponsor was Gitannes cigarettes. How healthy! (ok so they’re French cigarettes, which are ok for revolutionaries!). A big screen was showing projected cigarette ads and after that.. hold your breath.. a totally meaning sequence of commercial photography including motorbikes, racing cars, glasses of champagne, flowers!! This was totally crazy. Then, when the show started (after a long boring speech by a woman from the organizing party) the screen went off! And I was hoping they will use it to project some video close ups for us sitting in the back!
To sum up: the art still shone through. Despite the politics? Precisely because of the politics? That’s his magic. But the audience? Mr Khalifeh: please tell them not to smoke next time.. that, at least, would be progress on that front.
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The man is truly a pioneer. He and his troupe of musicians, including his two sons, are talented artists and accomplished musicians. No doubt about it: Marcel Khalifeh must be one of the greatest Arab musicians today.
I am not into Arabic music at all actually. But I have attended most of Khlifeh’s concerts in Jordan over the last decade and a half. I just came back from the one held in Amman’s Arena hall (Saturday, March 26, 2005). These concerts are a phenomenon. In more than one respect I have to add!
Actually I am writing this because I am now totally fed up with a large part of Khalifeh’s audience. On the other hand, it is precisely because he is able to attract the people that he attracts, his musical project is very interesting.
What’s the secret here? Well. It’s the mixture of Khalifeh’s art, performance and politics. Write that last word with a capital P please!
The concerts draw an amazingly diverse crowd. Young and old. Upper middle class and lower middle class. Moderately religious as well as cool lefties. A nice ‘democratic’ mix of Jordanian society. And even though Khalifeh has the image of ‘Mr. Revolution’ his concert was patronized by a Jordanian government minister.
The Palestinian issue is a main ingredient in Khalifeh’s work. That’s why I am sure that some people treat attending his concerts almost as a religious or national obligation. It’s always that time of the year when one has to go to see Marcel sing about Palestine, the Revolution, Borders, lost Homeland/Mother/Ritta. For a few hours we forget our humiliating reality, the peace ‘process’ and Arab failure, feel revolutionary and good about ourselves.
Obviously, this aspect of the concerts draws huge crowds. And Khalifeh is a sincere believer in the ‘Artist’s Role’ in society and the ’struggle’. He just has to pronounce the word ‘Palestine’ to send the crowd into a frenzy of patriotic euphoria. His Amman concerts always attract the so-called ‘48 Arabs’: Arabs living inside Israel.
There is always, in the cheaper back rows of a Marcel Khalifeh concert, a hardcore Palestinian Left contingent who see the whole thing as a chance to have a mini demonstration. It’s one of the last bastions of the Palestinian Left, who, over the past two decades, have been totally overrun by the rising popularity of Palestinian Islamists like Hamas.
With all this political content, is there room for any real art in Khalifeh’s performance. Amazingly, the answer is yes. I suspect that the man is on a ‘teaching’ mission. His politics draw the huge crowds, many of whom lack any real capacity for musical appreciation (besides rhythmic clapping and chanting that is). But he, Marcel the teacher, is in control. He tells the audience when to be quite . “This song needs your beautiful silence please.” And the crowd listens to him and shuts up. He then gives them the chance to erupt again when he performs one of his many ‘hits’, complete with sing-alongs.
But the problem for me, and I think many others, is that it is almost impossible to fully enjoy the musical mastery of Khalifeh with such an out-of-control audience. Somking, mobile phones ringing, talking, moving in and out of the hall to get a sandwich.. All of this is just too common in Khalifeh’s concerts.
My wife and I have developed a theory: In Marcel Khalifeh concerts the chance that you will be flanked by some really annoying guys (it’s almost always guys) is 100%. Today, the stream of distractions did not stop for one minute and included people trampling like elephants up and down the wooden floor of the Arena to go and get a soft drink. To them, they’re just here for their Palestine Fix and to hell with anyone who’s there to also appreciate the art.
When, a decade ago, Khalifeh gave an instrumental-only performance in Amman, a large part of his core audience was really pissed off. How dare he?? Where is “Sarkhatu Thaer” (The Cry of the Revolutionary) and “Ya Bahrieh, Hela Hela"?
The ‘Committed Artist’, ‘The Teacher’ is, on one hand, doing an amazing job of exposing a mainstream audience to what can really be considered experimental Arabic music (of course blended with a huge traditionalist component, that makes the whole thing palatable for the ‘average Arab man on the street’). Who else can have a chain-smoking, over-macho guy sit through long passages of jazzy piano improvisation?
But on the other hand, even the great Marcel is helpless in the face of an Arab audience that has still 10,000 miles to go before it learns how to behave in a musical concert.
One side note about the organization: It was a mess. No clear signage.. Some youngsters outside trying to con people into paying for parking (although it was free). No clear indication where different class ticket holders are supposed to go.
Then, inside the hall, the biggest sponsor was Gitannes cigarettes. How healthy! (ok so they’re French cigarettes, which are ok for revolutionaries!). A big screen was showing projected cigarette ads and after that.. hold your breath.. a totally meaning sequence of commercial photography including motorbikes, racing cars, glasses of champagne, flowers!! This was totally crazy. Then, when the show started (after a long boring speech by a woman from the organizing party) the screen went off! And I was hoping they will use it to project some video close ups for us sitting in the back!
To sum up: the art still shone through. Despite the politics? Precisely because of the politics? That’s his magic. But the audience? Mr Khalifeh: please tell them not to smoke next time.. that, at least, would be progress on that front.
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En d’autres temps, quand les parents rasaient les murs, s’excusant presque d’exister, ils auraient emprunté des noms de Gaulois pour masquer leurs origines. Ce fut le cas de l’Algérien Laïd Hamani, plus connu sous le pseudonyme de Victor Leed, un rocker qui avait fait les beaux soirs du Golf Drouot, ou du Marocain Vigon, une sacrée voix du RnB. Depuis plus de deux décennies, la génération «Beur», de plus en plus présente dans le paysage musical français, s’affirme, assume et s’assume en déclinant sa véritable identité sur les pochettes de disques ou sur des affiches de films... En fait, ils rappellent qu’ils sont francs du collier, Maghrébins par le sang et…Français par le sol et les aspirations. » A l'Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris)

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"L'erreur ne devient pas vérité parce qu'elle se propage et se multiplie, la vérité ne devient pas erreur parce que nul ne la voit."- [ Ghandi ] -

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صباح الخير أيها الكائن السري

صباخ الخير ،
ليس لي خيار ..
إن الشمس التي ترضع عروقنا
والفجر الذي يروينا كل ذات شروق
والخضرة التي تكحل العينين الناعستين
والربيع الذي يمدنا بالأمل
والخريف الذي ينقذنا من ملابسنا البالية
والشتاء الذي نستحم فيه سويا
والبحر الذي يقذفنا بموجتين ثم يرجع خجولا
كل أولئك يقولون لك صباح الخير.
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لو كنا نجمتين أو كنا اللهب الذي تقدف به البراكين
لكنا أشعلنا أثوابنا القديمة
وأمتلكنا جلودا برية خالدة
.....
صباح الخير
صباح الخير
يا ذات العينين اللوزيتين
....
لقد أتممنا دور الضحك في الشارع العام
أتذكرين ؟؟
كنت تدسين يديك ونظراتك وأنفاسك بين ملابسي،
في المقهى ينحي الأمراء لصفائنا
آه لو أملك الشمس،
آه لو أحبسها تحت قميصي
حتى يقول العالم كله صباح الخير
...
ماذا ..؟
لاترضي أن آتيك في السر كما اللص؟؟؟؟؟
يتحين نوم حراس العمارة
ويتخفى في ظلال الجدران
والعمارة العشرون في زقاق القاهرة..
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معذرة يا سيدتي
كل يوم وأنت صباح الخير

السبت، أبريل 02، 2005

من هم هؤلاء البلوغون الجدد؟؟؟

Learning Blogger
By Biz Stone
Did you know that cellulose nitrate was the first type of film used to record motion pictures, but due to its flammability was eventually replaced by safer formats? Well it was—and now we can all safely watch holiday blockbusters like The Incredibles and National Treasure. Sitting in the dark and devouring Hollywood eye-candy is good times, no doubt about it—but learning is where it's really at. Right kids? And if you're going to learn something, what's better than Learning Blogger?
Learning Bloggerwith: Molly E. Holzschlagrunning time: 3.5 hours
Well my friends, it just so happens that Learning Blogger is the brand-spanking-new CD-ROM collection of short movies by web auteur Molly E. Holzschlag. The timing of Molly's newest offering couldn't be better what with the holidays fast approaching and all. Do you have relatives who just don't get blogging? Friends? Someone who could use some Blogger lessons? Smack them upside the head with some serious learning. Sit back and watch as Molly shows-and-tells every aspect of the Blogger application and even explains what blogging is all about along the way. Recently, I contacted Molly and asked her about this first-ever video-based Blogger how-to extravaganza.
BIZ: Molly, thanks for taking some time with me. MOLLY: Biz, it's always fabulous to chat with you. Though the relationships shift and change, the fact that we're still here and still passionate about the Web means a lot to me on a personal level. In so many ways, blogging has reignited that passion.
BIZ: Already with the passion? I see how this is going to be. Let me ask you this: Why make an educational movie about Blogger? MOLLY: For the inspiration. Biz, you know how it is. Sometimes we creative types have to look for something a little out of our regular style of work. This helps shake us up a bit, and inspires fresh ideas and new approaches to old problems. Creating a movie of this nature is something I'd never done.
BIZ: But why Blogger? MOLLY: The audiences that flock to Lynda.Com typically are newcomers to topics, so I thought Blogger made the most sense for that audience. The fact that Blogger is free makes it very appealing to folks who are just getting their toes wet and might not take to blogging as naturally as others, so we settled on the Learning Blogger title.
BIZ: What was it like working with Blogger? I hear things. MOLLY: Blogger is incredible. I love the simplicity of it, and of course with my background as a Web standards evangelist, it tickles me to no end that Blogger has spent so much focus on developing to standards.
BIZ: First passion, now tickling. This interview is going well.MOLLY: One interesting thing that happened during the making of the movie was that it was the week Blogger launched the new WYSIWYG editor—so I had to go back and add information on that. I was blown away by the fact that here was a WYSIWYG web-based editor that spit out standards-oriented markup! Perfect? No, but just the mere fact that Blogger has gotten that close tickles me pink.
BIZ: Again with the tickling. I love it. However, this "not perfect but close" talk is going to give
Mr. WYSIWYG a complex so let's change the subject. Tell me more about the actual making of the movies. How did you prepare?MOLLY: I had to do several voice tests to see if my voice worked well—I've had vocal training since I was a child and have been a professional singer, and in college took acting classes. More recently, I spent a year with a private vocal coach because so much of my work involves public speaking, so I was pretty confident I'd be able to manage that part of the challenge. I also had to do a sample segment where I used both my voice and Camtasia Studio to record my screen movements. Once this was evaluated and given the "go" the good folks at Lynda.Com set me up for a week's stay in Ojai, where I'd come in each day and work on the segments. When I arrived, I found that they'd set me up in one of the most charming places I've ever stayed—The Emerald Iguana Inn.
BIZ: The Emerald Iguana. I spent a week there one night. What was a typical day like?MOLLY: The first half of the first day was spent setting recording levels and managing logistics, but after that I worked independently in the booth, coming out for technical advice and social camaraderie at the studio.
BIZ: And the love scenes? Uncomfortable?MOLLY: Not in the least, considering it was all done solo. I've never had any trouble being comfortable by myself.
BIZ: Okay, let's not get fresh. Tell me about your personal blogging style. Are you a method blogger?MOLLY: Not in the least. I'm more of the improvisational type. I'm all over the emotional map. Sometimes I write formal essays about Web standards issues, other times I drop fiction and poetry in, I've often used my blog as a means of cathartic processing of personal emotions. Somehow, people seem to identify with my approach. I've run a bunch of polls to see what my readers would prefer, and it always comes back to just keep being me.
BIZ: Yes! I love it. That's perfect. You're the quintessential blogger and we're so glad you chose Blogger. The CD-ROM is great, I've been wanting someone to do something like this for years and we couldn't have hoped for anyone better than *the* Molly E. Holzschlag. I picked out a clip near the beginning of Learning Blogger. Set it up for us, talk-show style. MOLLY: This clip sets the foundation for the Learning Blogger approach by showing people what a blog is and the many ways a blog can be used. I show off a number of blogs, some of them Blogger-based, others not. I wanted folks to get a full sense of not only what blogs are but how people are putting them to work not only as personal forums, but so much more: Community-oriented, business-centric, and as we saw in the recent election, political blogging.
See:
What's A Blog, Really?
BIZ: This disc is great people. You should check it out. Thanks Molly.MOLLY: Biz, you and Blogger are exceptionally supportive and I want to thank you for the great work you and your colleagues have done and continue to do as the years pass.
BIZ: Thank you Molly!
Molly E. Holzschlag is an author, instructor, and Web designer deemed one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web
Biz Stone works at Google on Blogger and writes books about blogging.
Published: Monday, December 06, 2004, 10:21

الجمعة، أبريل 01، 2005

حديث الروح

إذا لم تعطنيني سراجك السري ،
فأنا أعمى
لا تاريخ لي
ولا ذكريات....
سأحشو فمي بالأطاييب حتى
أكون جديرا باللقاء
..ليس جديرا بالحياة من لايحب الحياة..
القلوب الوحيدة تموت خلف النوافذ
والنهود المهجورة تموت في الحافلات..
والطاولة الأرملة في الثانوية
تنتظر ..
تنتظر المؤخرات الكسولة..
كلمات أرددها كالمجنون
في الممرات السرية
في المقاهي والحوانيت
...
ولأصدقاء لسوا دوما أصدقاء
أصادفهم كل سنة
أقول
ثلاثة رماح تحت المطر
ثلاثة رماح في قلبي
هذه أغنياتي الأخيرة
هذا نشيد انتصار على الحياة..
فيا طيوري الزرقاء المهاجرة
إنك باردة مثل الفجيعة
شاذة مثل الخيانة
...
نحن الغرباء
حاملو الحقائب والأوراق المبتلة
لن نعرف الشفقة
ولن نضحك كالصبية بعد نزول المطر
..أعطني فمك الصغير يا أنت
اعطني الأشياء الثمينة
أنا نزل إلى حيث أنتزع من النسيان جثتي..

حديث اليوم

لماذا يفشل تعليمنا ، كل مرة ، في تجاوز هناته وثغراته الكثيرة؟لماذا التعليم العمومي في حالة أزمة؟من يتحمل المسؤولية ؟هل هناك نية في تأزيم التعليم العمومي ؟من المستفيد من أزمة هذا التعليم ؟هل هناك جهة بالضبط تجتهد في تأزيم القطاعات الوطنية العمومية من أجل خيارات قد لاتسر الفقراء يوما فتصب البيترول على نار الأزمة ؟