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Making us Stronger

Today, as I posted on social media, I went to visit “Growing Veterans”, a non-profit that helps veterans heal after they leave service and reintegrate into civilian life. 300 more words

Deep Thoughts

The Taliban Shuffle: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - by Kim Barker

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, now a major motion picture with Tina Fey at its helm, is a foreign reporter’s account of her time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 547 more words



Spirituality and materialism clash in Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition, a comic melodrama about grief. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a Wall Street guy—wealthy, successful, on the fast-track, but overworked and on autopilot. 190 more words

On The Reel

A2 Critical Perspectives: Post 9/11 Media

This week The Telegraph has published an excellent article on the impact that the events of September 11th, 2001 have had on cinema ever since, starting with this week’s release of… 209 more words

A2 Media

Post #22: The Pain of Growing Up Muslim in Post-9/11 America

Beautifully poignant piece by a Muslim American who grew up in the shadow of what happened on 9/11. I often wish when people read things like this, they would take a moment to place themselves, or their children, in this context. 220 more words



I remember glossy-brown countertops, dim lights, and cigarette smoke in the afternoon.
The smell of liquor, old men in tired flannels,
stretched suspenders, and gray hairs, huddled in a crowd at the booth. 914 more words


Paris: Putting together pieces of the puzzle

I want to say something that matters.

I am feeling it instead – just feeling, without understanding.

That must mean I am failing as a writer. 830 more words