Five years ago, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, I wanted to dye Easter eggs with my kids. It was a couple days before the holiday. I had the food coloring and the [ read more brave ]
Rojava is a region in Northern Syria under Kurdish control and governed according to the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan, a Kurdish nationalist leader who believes that “a country can’t be [ read more brave ]
Some people – disaster response personnel and Peace Corps volunteers in particular – come home to the US and can’t re-adjust. Fat, sedentary Americans and their trivial concerns strike them [ read more brave ]
Syria has dissolved into a nightmare we are nearly powerless to help, and the US elected a racist, rapist, reality-star in an effort to return to an imaginary past. The [ read more brave ]
No flowers or candy involved. 1. My father’s Alzheimer’s disease got especially aggressive in the time leading up to my marriage. It was like my wedding was blowing out all [ read more brave ]
1) I once held a focus group with women in rural Tajikistan, to learn about the increasing hunger and food insecurity. The women told terrible, desperate stories, of burning fruit trees [ read more brave ]
How to support people of color, from New York Magazine. Also from New York Magazine, an overview of the Indivisible Guide, which tells you how to use Tea Party tactics [ read more brave ]
A whole lot of bad things are happening right now. I feel the need to know what my president is doing and its impact on the world, and I [ read more brave ]
What has made my life better today? What am I looking forward to about tomorrow? What do I remember fondly about the past?
Is authenticity a value for you? Does authenticity have a single definition? Is it relative? Is it subjective? What does it mean to live authentically?