Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Mideast Youth..a worthwhile stop

I have a permanent Google News alert that sends me a daily email with all the news items that contain the word "Egypt" and lately Google has expanded the service to include blogs. On the downside I know more about the football team of Egypt, Illinois than I ever wanted to, but today I hit a lovely upside. Following a link on a blog item regarding a recent statement by Egyptian judges against the idea of women being named as judges, I found Mideast Youth. This site is a cooperative venture by a large number of young people with various connections to the Middle East. The authors come from Egypt, Sudan, Bahrain, Iran, Israel, and a few other places as well.

Wandering around the site reading poetry, political blogs, humour and all the other things that they offer reminded me of the gatherings of young people in our house in Maadi when my children were still living at home. There is a wonderful light and breadth to young conversations in this part of the world. Politics are part of the air that they breath and most of my children's friends were multinational children, many of whom had been raised in at least three or four countries, giving them an unusual insight on life.

If you want to have some idea what young people are thinking and feeling, this is an excellent resource, and if you just want to be entertained for a bit, it's a hit as well. This is what blogging is all about.

copyright 2007 Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

3 comments:

PipeTobacco said...

Hello:

I have been enjoying your blog for several months and have linked your blog to my own (see below). In your "Complaints Department" post, you mention a "City Blog" that you have. If it is possible, would you be willing to share the location of that site? I have been enjoying the photographs on this, your mostly text blog. Photography is always of interest to me (see all the photoblogs I have linked to my site), and it is especially enjoyable to see images of far distant (from me) areas that I will likely never visit myself.

Thank you again, also, for your writings. They are very enjoyable to read as well.

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I post to Cairo/Giza Daily Photo as often as I can. The weird internet connection that I get from using a Vodafone mobile connection doesn't always cooperate with me, however. The url is http://cairogizadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Eva..."The Evolutionary" said...

Wonderfully heart-warming post. I LOVE animals!