Category Archives: roadblocks

The People I Want to Be Buried With

EVERY AUGUST, just before school begins, our church holds its Community Health Clinic. Free medical, dental, hearing and vision checkups for all ages. Free backpacks filled with supplies for all school-age children. Some spa services – haircuts, nails, massage. Free … Continue reading

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A Refugee’s Story: On the Bus

“On the bus” are the three words on my mind this morning.  At ESL class, the topic is emotions. The exercise is this: I feel ________ when ______. I feel happy when ______. I feel sad when ______. I feel … Continue reading

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Waking to the News of David Gilkey’s Death

Upon waking to news of NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey’s death in Afghanistan. AT THE NEWSEUM, when I come to the wall of faces, journalists who lost their lives while doing their jobs so many and it’s for a single calendar … Continue reading

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