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It's Not About Me

Previously Published on November 9, 2017 at Bridging The Gap

One night, when I was about 5-years-old, my nose smelled something delightful. I wasn’t sure what to make of the smell as I was already tucked tightly into my bed. 692 more words

Three on Afghanistan

On January 1, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his dislike for the U.S. providing aid to Pakistan while Pakistan continues to support the Afghan Taliban.  255 more words

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A return to the beaches of Mexico

Growing up in Canada, I was lucky to have a few family vacations in Mexico. The most memorable was a spectacular visit to the island of… 430 more words


The Colors Of Christmas | Jesse Tree

Originally published December 14, 2017 on the Bridging the Gap Blog.

When most people in America think about Christmas, visions of reds and greens (and maybe sugar plum fairies) dance in their heads. 631 more words

Cuba with eyes wide open

Planning a trip to Cuba now that it’s getting chilly?

I returned to Cuba after an absence of 20 years and was impressed with how much the country has been changing. 288 more words


U.S. Objections to the Afghan Taliban: Ends, Ways, or Means?

This article was originally published on Blogs of War on November 16, 2017.  Thank you to John Little for publishing my work! 

On December 5, 2001, prominent Afghans met under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) in Bonn, Germany.  821 more words

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Go Ahead and Cry

Originally published October 16, 2017 on the Bridging the Gap Blog.

You’re not alone. You. There. In that lonely space, trying to keep the tears inside and a whimper behind your lips.  709 more words