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  • Blog
    Mon, 26 Jan 2015
    ArticleImportant Milestone for There’s Something About...

    TE’A reached an important milestone this week in its creation of There’s Something About America. This past Saturday the Company came together for an Insight Design Lab (IDL), as we have eight times before. Until now, our IDLs have focused on learning the Insight approach to conflict transformation and exploring theatrical... more...

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleMartin Luther King Jr. Day: Marriage Equality &...

    It was a glorious day! It was the first day my marriage of 37 years to Paula was deemed legal in the state where we make our home—Florida! But in the middle of our marriage equality celebration—there was a lesson about race. More than a dozen couples stood in the early morning air on Tuesday morning at the Manatee... more...

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleI’d Take a Bullet for You

    Dear Michael Moore, It’s my job to bridge the veteran-civilian divide in America. However, this time I have to admit I’m unable to separate myself from the role of military veteran in order to maintain objectivity. Let me ask you a very simple question: Would you take a bullet for me?  I really want to know; I would... more...

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    ArticleThe Word of the Lord Was Rare in Those Days

    During the period of the Judges in Israel’s history, Israelite tribes formed a loose confederation. No central government existed and the people were led by ad hoc chieftains known as Judges. According to the Hebrew Scripture, it was a time when “the word of God was rare in those days.” (1 Samuel 3:1) I am reminded... more...

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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015
    Article7 Reasons To “Queer" The New Year

    So, you’ve probably noticed the word “Queer” being used more and more. Do you find yourself wondering, “why use the word Queer?” Maybe you’re LGBTQ and wondering why Queer matters in your community. Well get your party hats on, because this post is a celebration of all things Queer, and you’re... more...

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    Fri, 9 Jan 2015
    ArticleA Sense of Quiet in the Whirl

    Last time I wrote, my father was in the ICU at Duke University hospital with an unknown disease that was attacking his brain. A grand mal seizure was just one of the extreme displays of this mysterious illness. A couple of days before Christmas he was sent home, only to go back to the hospital on Christmas morning. He is now home again,... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 8 Jan 2015
    ArticleBreak the Cycle of Shame!

    What does it mean to stand up and speak out? How much are you willing to sacrifice to make your story heard? Nadia Manzoor, writer, performer, comedian, and cultural critic, will go all the way. A Pakistani Muslim raised in a conservative home in progressive London, she grew up a cultural yoyo, bouncing between the paradoxical cultural... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 8 Jan 2015
    ArticleNew Year's in Paris

    This was to be a New Year's blog, resplendent with well wishes of joy for the months to come and aspirations for peace, both for each of us individually and for our world weary from a year of brutal headlines--from Nigeria to the Ukraine, from Syria to Staten Island. Yet, within the first week of 2015, we are again assaulted by... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 8 Jan 2015
    ArticleLater, ISAF. Proud to Have Been a Part.

    The New Year brought more than just our personal resolutions for change, but also the end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Afghanistan and the beginning of the Resolute Support mission. True Boots author Kristen Rouse, veteran of three tours in Afghanistan and Defense Council member of the... more...

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    Tue, 23 Dec 2014
    ArticleAnd Now, the Assassination of Two Police Officers

    Tragically, it seemed almost inevitable. After weeks of protests across the nation decrying aggressive police behavior, two New York City officers were ambushed and “assassinated” in broad daylight as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooting was random. The officers killed were not related in any way... more...

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