Another Post About Freedom Needed on a Day Like Today

Yesterday, another senseless mass shooting took place at a school in CT. When I last checked the news 28 people were confirmed dead, 20 of them were children. One of the news stories reported that the gunman walked into his mother's classroom, who was a teacher at the school, shot and killed her and then … Continue reading Another Post About Freedom Needed on a Day Like Today

Redefining Freedom in 21st Century America

We often count ourselves privileged, even blessed, to live in a nation where we have access to so many freedoms and rights. In comparison to other nations around the globe, we have the ability to pursue life, love, happiness and a host of other things that people in other countries wish they could enjoy. But … Continue reading Redefining Freedom in 21st Century America

What Does Freedom Mean to You In Light of Our Nation’s Independence?

Today, the U.S. celebrates the 238th anniversary of its independence. As many celebrate with great food, fellowship and fireworks, how many of will stop to reflect on the significance of this day? In our nation, independence signifies freedom from oppressive regimes and ideas in terms of religion, expression, and governance. Soldiers fought long and hard … Continue reading What Does Freedom Mean to You In Light of Our Nation’s Independence?

Eleven Years Later: Reflections on 9/11

I remember the day as if it were yesterday, okay maybe the day before yesterday. The summer months were drawing to a close, my first semester of school had just begun and for the first time in my life I was out on my own and it was nice. There was nothing inherently special or … Continue reading Eleven Years Later: Reflections on 9/11

My Prayer for Libya

After six months of conflict in Libya, rebel leaders have seized control of Tripoli. Although the fighting is far from over, residents of the country anticipate that Libya will soon be a new country, characterized by freedom in the absence of Gadhafi’s regime. At least this is the hope. 40 years of a harsh dictator … Continue reading My Prayer for Libya

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Our country has a mantra or anthem that we live by, or govern ourselves by which has been bothering me for quite some time - “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” It sounds pleasant enough, fantastic really, especially since its purpose was to guarantee the alienable rights … Continue reading Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Train Station

In effort to say all of the things that I wish to say, that I cannot say on leaving and cleaving, I have crafted a short story. Though it is fictional, it is a representation of some themes present in my life and the new journey of life and love that I find myself on. … Continue reading The Train Station