The Fire This Time

“Guess they are burning B’more down” – The Wire Yesterday as the nation and world watched, peaceful protests earlier in the day gave way to violent riots ushering in chaos and destruction, literally in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police. On CNN’s coverage, Wolf Blitzer continuously stated that itContinue reading “The Fire This Time”

Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment

The Congressional Delegation with Rep. John Lewis(front center) Author (top center-blue) “So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15, 1965 I had the pleasure of catching an early screening of the movie SelmaContinue reading “Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment”

A Short Life With An Eternal Impact

“All you can take with you, is that which you’ve given away” -from It’s A Wonderful Life After an emotional couple of weeks I felt compelled to update my previous blog about Jawhar. We were honored to be able to visit him once again, to celebrate his 19th birthday, a day that the doctors didn’tContinue reading “A Short Life With An Eternal Impact”