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"And no one is a stranger...for long."

Love was on the Ballot

I’ve never paid so much attention to American politics as I have this past year.  The current president of the United States, at best, has me rolling my eyes. At worst?  Terrified.  I believe this is a critical time in … Continue reading

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The Decade in Review

I’m sitting in my living room watching the daylight fade away at about 4:00 here in New York. The sun is making it’s final stand for 2019, which means that, not only is the year coming to an end, but … Continue reading

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News From the Refugee Trail: October Edition

This issue of Refugee Trail is being written from the sweet comfort of the U.S. of A. I’ve been home for over two weeks now and it’s time to recap whatever the heck just happened over the month of October! … Continue reading

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A Return to Leros

I’m sitting at 7 Gates in Lakki, Leros for probably the last time for a long time. I thought this before, in August, of course; however, being just one ferry ride away this whole time, it doesn’t seem completely inconceivable … Continue reading

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Poem: Waiting

There’s magic in it. The space between you and me. I like to call that “God” but I know you hate that word. Perhaps “Allah”, a decade ago. It’s just a matter of air now, how much fits between us. … Continue reading

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News From the Refugee Trail: September Edition

This issue of Refugee Trail is being written in early November, being pieced together by notes I made throughout the month of September and bits my brain remembers now that another month and a half have eclipsed the events of … Continue reading

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News From the Refugee Trail: August Edition

This issue of Refugee Trail is being reviewed in late December. I started to write this post at the conclusion of the month of August, but it never saw the light of day. I thought I’d share what I had … Continue reading

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