Tag: world

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance

On the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, A Plea for Tolerance
It was a day just like today. I will never forget where I was; sitting in a dentist’s chair, unaware that Americans were dying in New York City. When I emerged from that appointment,┬áthe world had changed. It is still painful to rewatch the archived footage. Recall the horror. Remember what happened on the bright,... Read more »

Spring, Birth, and a New Voice in the World

Spring, Birth, and a New Voice in the World
I feel pretty optimistic about life today. Yesterday, at 3:06 in the morning, a small child emerged into the world. His entry was arduous for him and his mother, my step-daughter. A labour of love. A work of wonder. Because his grandfather, my husband, is Greek, I am now a Yia Yia. Already I see... Read more »

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World
Yesterday, I published a post about Maggie and Mike, two local Peace Corp workers who fell in love half a world away. It’s a remarkable story about their love and commitment to each other and to making the world a better place. Today, I want to share a different love story for Valentine’s Day. Mine.... Read more »
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Dear World: Charleston is Not Who We Are

Dear World: Charleston is Not Who We Are
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”... Read more »

From A Farm In Kenya

From A Farm In Kenya
Theresa and her husband own a tea and coffee farm in Nyeri, Kenya. She is Kikuyu and teaches music and English literature at a boarding school for girls. I met Theresa through my husband, who had been playing an online word game with her. We spoke through email. The photos are hers. My Conversation with... Read more »