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A little boy, not more than 8 or 10, pulls the hood of his gray sweatshirt over his head and keeps pulling until is covers his eyes and face. He is sobbing. The hood is only chance he has at privacy as his small body shakes and a packed bus accelerates away behind him. Someone [...]
I’ve never liked snakes. There’s something about their scale covered skin and primordial entwinement with the idea of encroaching evil and original sin that has always put me off. My heart skipped a beat one cold fall day in the Appalachians when I was hiking back-country trails with my friend Daniel – trying to forget past pains [...]
One day. One City. 24 candid pictures of people. Sometimes I have to use words in place of pictures, but sometimes I get to use pictures in place of words.
Irbid, Jordan Friday, September 30 One of my teachers here in Jordan insists that by the end of my stay I’ll be ready to blog in Arabic. I try to imagine an alternate reality where typing in Arabic is actually cathartic and where I actually feel able to express myself without crippling deficiencies. Often I [...]