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  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • Blog
    Mon, 23 Jan 2017
    ArticleIgnorance of My Peers

    As I sit in a guard tower in a Balkan country, I wonder what my life would be like if I had attended college instead of joining the military. I think of the man I am today, back to the boy I was around seven years ago; who my friends were compared to who they are now; what’s important to me today compared to years past. I often... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 23 Jan 2017
    ArticleHumanizing Obamacare

    It was a beautiful wedding. Our nephew Cord was marrying his longtime sweetheart, Annie. Cord is an Eagle Scout who applies his desire to serve in the Portland, Oregon school system where he works with children with emotional challenges. Annie is Development Director at a private school. Vivacious and kind, she makes friends easily. Our... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 20 Jan 2017
    ArticleAm I Willing to Die For Justice?

    I’ve probably heard it a thousand times now, Martin Luther King’s “Mountaintop” speech. He gave the speech in Memphis, TN the night before his assassination. It’s haunting.  Especially the end where he specifically talks about having “been to the mountaintop.”  And then it’s... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 19 Jan 2017
    Article1000 Days and Still Missing: When Will our...

    January 8th, 2017 marked 1,000 days since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from school by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Some of them have since been released while others managed to escape—but 195 girls still remain in captivity. The ill-fate of the Chibok schoolgirls has come to symbolize the horror of Boko Haram’s rise and bloody... more...

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