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  • Blog
    Thu, 30 Oct 2014
    ArticleFive Years Down a New Path

    In 2009, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson entering into what would ultimately become New York harbor, there was considerable hoopla surrounding “all things Dutch.” The leadership of the Collegiate Church, with Dutch antecedents, felt this was insufficient—bordering on unjust—as there was no comparable... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 29 Oct 2014
    ArticleNo More Walls

    Healing Turtle Island was the event of reconciliation between the Collegiate Church and the Lenape people on November 27th, 2009, marking the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's arrival to Lenapehoking (the land of the Lenape). This event was courageously facilitated and executed by Intersections International. The occasion was marked... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 29 Oct 2014
    ArticleTHE 2014 Purchase of Manhattan

    The 2014 "Purchase of Manhattan" is set to premiere November 20 at Marble Collegiate Church, one of the four Collegiate Churches (founded 1628) in Manhattan. Four-hundred and five years ago, Hendrik Hudson sailed into the harbor of the Muhheconnituck, the river that now bears his name. Three--hundred and eighty-eight years... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 29 Oct 2014
    ArticleGlobal Peacemaking – What Does That Mean?

    On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Lenape people threw a party for Native artists from the Americas and Hawaii. It was a collaborative fundraising exhibition between the LeRoy Neiman Art Center and Nitchen, Inc., called MANAHATTA TODAY: Indigenous Art of N.Y.C., to benefit the work of Nitchen (Lenape for "children"). Nitchen... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014
    ArticleWhy You Should Stop Saying You Want to Help...

     “All right, stop. Collaborate and listen…” – Vanilla Ice “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” So goes the Esurance ad in my brain whenever I get asked the best way to “help” veterans. (My family and friends will vouch for the random TV... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 20 Oct 2014
    ArticleWandering the Artistic Path: Finding Our...

    Over the last year, I have written about our latest TE’A project, There’s Something About America (TSAA), and I intend to continue to post these updates on our progress and current thinking. The TSAA Company is now in the process of developing the aesthetic language and artistic mechanisms that will work to transform our... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Oct 2014
    ArticleA Meeting of the Insightful Minds...

    Artistic expression is one of the most extraordinary aspects of society. And when you have the opportunity to fuse theatrical art and philosophical awareness in a way that addresses modern issues of conflict, you uncover an even deeper level of artistry. This week, I traveled to New York City to continue a dialogue on retaliatory... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Oct 2014
    ArticleUniform Justice

    Last Tuesday, I experienced Intersections’ staged reading of Uniform Justice, a play we produced in Memphis, TN after months of conversations between law enforcement personnel and members of a mostly African American community. In Memphis, like in Ferguson, MO, trust in the police force—and policing in general—has... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 3 Oct 2014
    ArticleThe Moral Injury of War

    Last week,  I was privileged to present at the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service National Gathering at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  My presentation focused on the critical connection between military service and community service for student veteran success.  Part of my... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 1 Oct 2014
    Article“I am the Son of a Terrorist: Here’s How I...

    Growing up, I often heard my mother say, “do as I say, not as I do.” As we evolve into adults, how does our childhood and our parents’ actions directly affect how we view and relate to the world? The lessons we learn from our parents determine not just who we are, but often times, what we strive not to become. Please... more...

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