With Aleppo

I woke up this morning with Aleppo on my mind. The question skittering through the sleepy recesses of my brain was, 'When the bombs drop and the last hospital has been destroyed, where do you turn when someone you love, or a complete stranger, or your grumpy neighbor lays bleeding?' You see, I'm struggling this season. I [...]

when death blinked first – Thursday thoughts

Live this way and you die fighting. Doubt that truth? One word .. Judas.

Idomeni: when fear trumps love

Idomeni: when fear trumps love

From a razor-wire fence that slashes the face of Europe, Idomeni is who we are becoming when fear builds walls and trumps love.

The Sole People

September 2015 - When the rains came down. You do not forget rain like that -  90 minutes of water coming hard. The main thought on my mind was 'How did these families make it through the night?’ At that point in the global migration, we naively believed that the tide of refugees from the Middle [...]

courage for the journey – dangerous refugees

courage for the journey – dangerous refugees

She completes the arch with a small, tragic burst of 'boom' that is an exhale.

Three Great Reasons To Reject Refugees (and Starbucks)

Three Great Reasons To Reject Refugees (and Starbucks)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121448272@N02/shares/9CFR5N Just as the  Starbucks fiasco about those blasted red mugs began to cool, Paris exploded. The Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis came barreling back. This post began as a satirical piece about the red mugs and the refugee crisis and radical Jesus, but with the division in our world right now, I did some editing.  The last thing [...]

no tourists please

Paradox: I am a tourist in a city where I live. Today with camera attached to my arm, I have chosen to drink coffee on Vaci Utca with other tourists. Snapping photos, gazing at the 18th century architectural wonders, dodging baby carriages, and sniffing forbidden Hungarian spiced wine, I am blending. The city with its [...]