My name is Elie Fares, recently graduated with a medical degree, and I happen to like writing.
This blog is the space where I vent. You’ll find pieces on Lebanese issues, international issues and some less serious things occasionally.
This blog has been around since 2011. I thank everyone for reading. You’ll find a lot of self-contradictions. I like to think it’s part of my self-growth over the past few years.
If you decide that you need contact me, there’s a specific page for that.
This is reader’s opinion of “A Separate State of Mind:”
I came across many Lebanese blogs last year; “A Separate State of Mind” caught my attention because it was different for a simple reason: while the other blogs focused on the appearance, the use of photographs and the addition of too many links and references, Elie’s blog focused on the content and the elaboration of ideas. Long posts perhaps, yet very expressive, straight to the point and highly readable. This is risky since we belong to society that doesn’t read, but I belong to the minority that loves to read prolonged paragraphs so I was glad to find a Lebanese guy who is as active as Elie. And because of the richness of the posts, the blog managed to become one of the most visited blogs in Lebanon and this was very well deserved. It doesn’t really matter if you agree with him or not, what matters is that he’s writing his opinions, sharing them and allowing you to reply freely. Since my first visit, I became a reader and I instantly subscribed to the blog. Today I like the blog more because the posts are more mature and thoughtful separated by funny, quick and short posts to spice the blog up. “A Separate State of Mind” is certainly my favorite Lebanese blog.
I hope I can become one of your favorite blogs too – eventually. Stick around. Odds are, there will be something posted that you might enjoy.
Praise for A Separate State of Mind:
Top 10 Lebanese blog of 2012 by Communicate Magazine, Levant
Featured in Al Hayat newspaper,
Featured in Daily Star Lebanon,
Featured in Annahar newspaper,
Featured on LBC,
Featured on The Huffington Post,
Featured on New TV,
Featured on Mic.com,
Featured on Al-Jazeera,
Featured on NY Times,
Featured in Assafir Newspaper.