Monthly Archives: July 2014

Fukushima Families

“Fukushima is Japan’s most severe crisis since the war ended 65 years ago.” (Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan on March 11, 2011). “It’s hard to be an individual in Japan.” (Haruki Murakami, novelist) During a recent trip to Japan, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Laki Penan

“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake up in the day to find that it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Asbah

The ghosts of American soldiers Wander the streets of Balad by night, Unsure of their way home, exhausted, The desert wind blowing trash Down the narrow alleys as a voice Sounds from the minaret, a soulful call Reminding them how … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off