Displace Me

Some friends of mine are helping out with “Displace Me,” an event being run by Invisible Children this weekend. I remember when Jason, Bobby, and Laren first screened their movie at USD and how incredibly naive they were. At that point they were three very immature idealistic guys with a funny documentary. Now they’ve turnedContinue reading “Displace Me”

Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Life

As events unfolded on Monday in Blacksburg Virginia, I felt a familiar hollowness in my chest. That sinking empty feeling, like something palpable dropping somewhere deep inside me brought about a frightening sense that I had been here before. Eight years ago yesterday, I remember sitting in English class when I heard the door open.Continue reading “Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Life”

A Better World Through Global Living

My friend Rob plans to spend next year living and working in Tijuana Mexico with migrant laborers. We sat down this weekend to talk about what it meant to spend part of your life living “out there.” What does it mean? I was struck by how many people I know and love who are livingContinue reading “A Better World Through Global Living”