Notes From a Fruitful Conversation: Realizing Our Potential, And Assisting Others To Do The Same

A few months back, I had the opportunity of getting to sit down for coffee with a good friend of mine, Arnaud Jean. He is a UMass student who happens to be taking some time off in Haiti devoted to consulting and building with others in the field of permaculture. He is doing a lot of great work, and his example can be an inspiration to … Continue reading Notes From a Fruitful Conversation: Realizing Our Potential, And Assisting Others To Do The Same

Discussing Banning Drones Isn’t About Terrorism, It’s About Preserving What’s Left Of Humanity

“Can you tell us why Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was killed? Can you tell the Muslim people their lives are as precious as our lives? Can you take the drones out of the hands of the CIA? Can you stop the signature strikes that are killing people on the basis of suspicious activities?” Those were the words of Medea Benjamin, a reporter who was present at Obama’s … Continue reading Discussing Banning Drones Isn’t About Terrorism, It’s About Preserving What’s Left Of Humanity

Obama’s Disillusioned Morehouse Speech

The other day, Barack and Michelle Obama both spoke at two different HBCU’s Commencement Ceremonies–Morehouse and Bowie State. Their presence, in theory, is extraordinary and significant for all of the obvious reasons: Whether or not they went to an HBCU, their success is the result of the efforts and purpose HBCUs have served over the last 150 years. At the same time, what they said holds another significance, a different significance. Words … Continue reading Obama’s Disillusioned Morehouse Speech