Category: terrorism

What happens in Vegas: it will never be the same

It’s been months since I have written a word. Maybe it’s because I have been too disgusted with the world we are living in these days that has rendered me silent. But this, this latest in the trend of the “largest mass shooting in US History” has caused my writers block to dissipate. I call... Read more »

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten

9/11 and why never forgetting is often forgotten
It’s been a beautiful day here in Chicagoland. The sun was shining with perfect temperatures, extending summer into September the way we always hope for. It would have been very easy to ignore all the news reports about today being the 15th anniversary of the worst day in American history. But I never do, it... Read more »

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?

San Bernardino Shooting: when is this ever, ever going to end?
Just another day. Sitting in my office as it grows dark on what was a gloomy winter day, door locked and nervous to go outside. Ridiculous I know – why would I be afraid to walk outside here? Why wouldn’t I be? Trying to get some work done on my computer as the news flashes... Read more »
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Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »

9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph

9/11 and the new World Trade Center: turning tragedy into triumph
Each year since 9/11/2001 I have only reflected on the tragedy of that day. I imagine many people spent time today remembering where they were, watching news coverage all over again. In prior years I did the same. Today I felt different. I spent some time focusing on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center,... Read more »

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?
On March 8, Malaysia Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am, destination Beijing. Since that time the flight has seemed to disappear from the face of the Earth. Theories and speculation as to what happened have been rampantly running through the internet, conversations and news. Since the first day when the plane lost... Read more »
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