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Struggling to stay centered in a post election America.
Sidon, Lebanon Is it possible that a chance encounter with one person can fundamentally shift your impression of an entire group of people? Is it a good thing to have your thinking turned upside down by the words and behavior … Continue reading
4:30 AM Tuesday morning. Yesterday we boarded a small boat for the first cruise of our lives. (Well, I did a three day high school graduation trip out of Miami, but that’s a lifetime ago). The motors of the SunBoat … Continue reading
At the risk of getting stuck in a world of sequin and Afros, that song of 80’s optimism kept playing in my head while I walked around the tented settlements of Syrian refugees. There were children everywhere. They were dangling … Continue reading
“We don’t call them camps,” my guide said. “Lebanon doesn’t have any Syrian refugee camps” Instead they are called Informal Tent Settlements (ITS) The phrase Informal Tents! conjured up 1950 camping caravans – happy families leisurely picnicking. Munching on small sandwiches … Continue reading
The first thing I realized is that Hezbollah is everywhere throughout Lebanon. A quick recap: Hezbollah is a political party and power-broker, a social service agency and a terrorist organization that has taken credit for some horrific acts of violence … Continue reading