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a hastily curated commonplace book of the levant (writ large). mostly food & politics.

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards?
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit?
To fall like dry leaves to rot on my topsoil
And be called by no name except “deportees”?


In addition to the rising rates of poverty and unemployment, inequity has only increased under the rule of King Mohammed VI in recent years. In the UN’s most recent report on human development, published in 2014, Morocco came in 129th place, behind countries like Palestine and Iraq that have been witness to war and conflict. The results of this report, as Lakome reported in 2013, raises questions about the eight years of human development programmes in Morocco, that have enjoyed an investment of at least 11 billion Moroccan dirhams ($1.3 billion) to date. (via Morocco’s ‘King of the Poor’ | Middle East Eye)

Persian Roots | SAVEUR

The sharp, sweet notes of the fruit, and the spices that infuse the rich gravy—chiles, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom—make for a complex interplay of tastes: sweet, sour, piquant.

A crime that implicates the entire American people deserves its hearing in the legislative body that represents them. (via The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic)
nothing you ever learn is really wasted, and will sometime be used (via A Lesson in Entrepreneurship, Perseverance and Publishing from Iconic Chef Julia Child | Brain Pickings)

Corona Atlas of the Middle East

The park is a joint venture between the creationist ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the for-profit Ark Encounter, LLC (via Making a biblical theme park « The Immanent Frame)

“Making good architecture takes time and money, all the way from the attention that designers must spend on the structure to the making of places that are both more durable and more open. We, as a society in general, and those commissioning do not want to spend that money.”

“Never mind that the world — and the role of US firepower in it — is so complicated that sometimes those two sets of consequences are rather similar.”

#crafty #beer
(via Flannery O’Connor Walks Among Us Still — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER)
#egyptair wisdom. The world is yours for the listening, my friends. Enjoy. The note inside the headphones packet says so.
Sartorial goodies on the rive gauche
#paris #ballet #fashion #textiles #pink

Sayadeen [Fishermen] (Short Documentary, Palestine/UK, 2013)