the world around me


Let’s Look Forward

Listening to the news this morning, an NPR reporter was trailing around Paris with a French interpreter, trolling the streets near the concert hall where the terror broke. Looking back. Here was where this happened, he said. And here, it is silent. Children are not playing soccer because the park near the concert hall was barricaded all weekend. Was. Past tense. Looking… Read more →

It Matters More If The Victims Were White

I’m deeply troubled. Not only by the terrorist attacks of the past few days, but even moreso by the seeming lack of interest in acts of evil perpetrated against people that completely go unmentioned. Kenya. Beirut. But when Paris, the chic capital of the western world, lights up with gunfire and explosions and people run frantic through familiar European streets,… Read more →