In Progress

Grad school has been taking larger than usual chunks of my time lately. I’m also committed to updating this blog fairly consistently, so I’ll combine those things and list longer projects I’m working on for Grad school. – Post-war Nicaragua through the lens of conversations with a drug addicted gang member and a Christian revolutionary; [...]

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Understanding in a Car Crash

I wrote this a few years ago, while living in New York City. It seems relevant now with all the negative talk about Russia in the Western press of late.  – When I moved to NYC I did not anticipate that it would lead to a deeper understanding of the Cold War; but it has.  [...]

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Home

It took me a long time to realize that I will always be an American. Wherever I go, whatever I do, I can never change where I am from.

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Leaving America

I desperately wanted to see the world, not the one I read about in history books or heard sound bites of on television, but the real world, with all of its agony and all of its gluttony.

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Photos from Iceland

Photos From Iceland in the winter.

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The Northern Lights over the Arctic Ocean (Iceland)

Photos of the Northern Lights from the Arctic Coast of Iceland.

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Dialogue excerpt from Illegal (my book-in-progress)

This is an excerpt from my book-in-progress. I am describing some volunteer work I did in Ecuador.   All the children knew I was different, but some couldn’t quite grasp the concept. “Are you going to your country now?” one boy asked when I walked my bike out of the building, getting ready to leave [...]

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How Gender and Race Relations Could Learn From Gay Marriage

In the past decade the gay rights movement has made tremendous progress while race and gender equality have not moved nearly as much. The key is simplicity. The Gay Rights movement wants people to be treated equally regardless of sexual orientation. That’s it. It’s simple, and incredibly easy to get behind. In its transparency there [...]

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