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  • Blog
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017
    ArticleWillie Nelson

    In this time of news overload, we can find ourselves starved for a good story, free from the frenetic pace of headlines out of Washington and the profound and often disturbing impact policies and pronouncements from the new administration on the lives of individuals and communities. In that spirit, then, I share a story about Willie... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017
    ArticleThree Days in Damascus

    Sometimes you have an experience that changes your life. You don’t expect it. You don’t ask for and you certainly don’t plan for it, but it happens. And that is exactly what happened to me in 2009. As part of their Iraqi Voices Amplification Project, Intersections International invited me to join seven other artists as... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 20 Feb 2017
    ArticleMore than Real

    Whilst in a heavy dream state, the kind that weighs your head down with pressure, I nearly poked my eye out with my thumb. This awakened me. A reflex reaction, similar to a mosquito bite, or an inner itch in the ear - the jerk surprised me more than the piercing pain. Now 5AM, I couldn’t sleep, and the cold January air seeped... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Feb 2017
    ArticleVideo Game Therapy for Veterans

    When veterans return home from war they are left with physical and mental scars that hinder life significantly. PTSD and TBI are a string of letters that need no introduction in the acronym overdose of military jargon – and these have unfortunately creeped into civilian speak because of the large scale of these issues. And sadly... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Feb 2017
    ArticleIslamophobia: An Attack on American Democracy

    In the wake of President Trump's executive order banning the entry of Muslims from seven different Muslim majority countries, the country has witnessed some of its largest protests in recent history. There have been incredible displays of support for individuals and families affected by this hastily implemented policy. The scenes of... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 13 Feb 2017
    ArticleThe Steep Path: How Muslim Allies Can Resist...

    Originally published in December 2015, this post has particular resonance this week following President Donald Trump's Executive Order to restrict immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. This bans stigmatizes and harms immigrants, refugees, and Muslims, and it is an assault on the values we hold dear, including... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Feb 2017
    ArticleWhere I Thought I Should Have Been in March 2002

    After much deliberation I decided to leave active duty military service and return to my mother’s home in New York. It was March 2002 and I was an E-5 sergeant and had been one for all of six months. Back in the unit I should still have been considered a buck sergeant but I do not remember ever being called one following the... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Feb 2017
    ArticleThe Real America

    It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks since the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as Forty-Fifth President of the United States. The new President has signed the most executive orders in the shortest time period since Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. The issues addressed by these executive orders... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017
    ArticleHomeward Bound

    I return from an active duty tour to find that my house is no longer my home I open my door to my house and there is another family living in it They tell me they have been renting it for two months I cannot find my wife and kids I do not know where to look I had a life when I left I had friends when I left They do not feel like... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017
    ArticleSome Words

    Some words that have crossed my mind... more...

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