Today, July 11th, 2018, marks the 23rd anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, where 8,373 boys and men were killed intentionally by Bosnian Serb forces in one of six UN-protected “safe zones”. I always commemorate this day, a mental reminder of why I do what I do, study what I study. This anniversary, however, finds … Continue reading Srebrenica.
“The fire lasted into the next day, the sun was obscured by the smoke of books, and all over the city sheets of burned paper, fragile pages of grey ash, floated down like a dirty black snow. Catching a page you could feel its heat, and for a moment read a fragment of text in … Continue reading Libricide and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
Monday was MLK Jr. Day and we inaugurate Donald Trump as President on Friday. The squirrels in Fourth Ward Park, where I sit writing this, are scampering around, oblivious to the monumental shift our world is witnessing. The past two years it seemed inevitable that he would lose. But he won, and I have only begun … Continue reading In Defense of Empathy
Hillary will not change America, but she will not destroy America. Faced with two unpalatable decisions, we must make one- and it must not be Trump.
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Cam Newton might say that the controversy that surrounds him is not about race, and he might very well not want it to be about race. There are many of us who want race to not be a factor, and a few for whom race isn’t a factor at all- his teammates and coaches first. But … Continue reading Cam’s Right to be His Cam- and Not Yours
For those who have been diligently following the narrative, you know the story of the refugee crisis at least as far back as a few months, if not longer. Even those who have only been following since it made world-news headlines have a background of at least a week. The refugee crisis happening to Europe … Continue reading They Don’t Even Go Here!
I’m back! I’ve gotten over being sick the first two weeks of being home, and used to a new schedule, and after multiple people telling me they looked forward to reading this blog, I’ve come back. I spent a solid five hours the other day downloading and editing all of the remaining photos I had, … Continue reading Back At It: The Tunnel of Hope