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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.10.2014
        Streets we walked along yesterday are burning today – and not just in one city or country.  Arab Spring began with demonstrations and protests in December 2010, leading to uprisings and civil wars in at least a dozen countries, but they aren’t the...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.24.2014
           It’s almost impossible to travel without coming up against the violence that’s such a part of the human story.  Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems more immediate these days.  The causes may be varied, but the...
kim-packard's picture
Oct.25.2013
Yom Kippur War was launched by Egypt (under Anwar Sadat) and Syria (Hafez al-Assad) against Israel (Golda Meir) in an effort to regain Israeli-occupied territories, the Golan Heights along the northeastern border of Israel, for Syria, and the Sinai Peninsula along the southern border of Israel, for...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.22.2013
It takes extreme heartlessness to lob grenades, to shoot people in the head, and hold them hostage. People who have nothing to do with any cause, who are just going about their daily lives, enjoying an evening out with their families, or tourists taking a break from the sights.  What happened on...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.19.2013
I discovered a Turbo Tax problem today and realized it's the same as Porsche's problem.  It's also about the assassination question, the government issue and the cat vomiting on the homework. It's the computer problem. It's the novel writer's problem. I read about the Porsche problem in Dutch...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Sep.17.2013
The similarity between football and the situation is Syria is that everyone has an opinion about it. Was John Kerry’s remark that the USA would refrain from taking military action if Syria handed over its chemical weapons a slip of the tongue or not? Watching John Kerry is like watching an episode...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.16.2013
It happens so often, doesn’t it? Something burrows its way to the surface of your awareness in the little world of face-to-face, and then you see the same dynamic writing itself across the globe. For instance, I spent Yom Kippur in services with dear friends, grateful for the opportunity to...
will-durst's picture
Sep.16.2013
Well,this is odd. The heck with an exit strategy. We can’t even work out an admittance maneuver. The automatic door-opener that proved so reliable for presidents past has short- circuited and keeps slamming shut whenever Barack Obama tries to enter the war store with his empty shopping cart....
mark-j-janssen's picture
Sep.14.2013
On all sides we are hearing of the urgency of praying and working for peace in Syria and all of the Middle East.  Emails and phone calls pour back and forth across the globe with information about prayer sessions to attend, where to go to give help, how to help avoid what many fear will become...
charles-entrekin's picture
Sep.09.2013
Reading Eric Hoffer's philosophy about Asia in the 1950s may cause us to rethink Syria: "According to Hoffer...communism in Asia was dwarfed by the desire for pride. To satisfy such desire, Asians would willingly and irrationally not only sacrifice their economic well-being, but their lives as well...