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  • 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...

  • Blog
    Mon, 22 Sep 2014
    ArticleOutside In: Gaining Perspective from the Air

    I've just boarded the plane that will take me from New York, where I currently live, to Italy, the place where I come from. This is probably the 20th plane I have taken in my life, so I go through my journey's routine quite naturally, as I would go through my daily routine if I were at home. I organize my stuff in the cabin and... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014
    ArticleGround Hero Program

    It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 17 Sep 2014
    ArticleThe Politics of Scapegoating

    Is a religion responsible for the acts of all of its followers? Rabbi Reuven Firestone, an UPIC delegate and esteemed Jewish and Islamic scholar, shares his insights into how the recent events in the Middle East may ­­skew one's perceptions of another’s faith. Please continue reading to learn more: John Bennett, a... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 11 Sep 2014
    ArticleObama on ISIS—One Thing Is Clear

    Thoughtful people may disagree over President Obama’s approach to the crisis in Iraq and Syria prompted by the horrifically brutal behavior of ISIS. We can debate the question of the clear and present threat this group poses to the US homeland. On this tragic anniversary of 9/11,we can point out comparisons and contrasts to the... more...

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