New Dreams in Harder Places

New Dreams in Harder Places

Bludgeons.  Tear gas.  Water cannon.  Live ammunition.  Upheaval is rocking the Middle East. We tracked the action on-line while on assignment in Southeast Asia.  A photo-journalist who’d covered our dreamers in Beirut was man-handled in Cairo’s alleys.  Our Egyptian...
Hard Places – Staying In, Not Escaping Out

Hard Places – Staying In, Not Escaping Out

I did a double-take as the fire and twisted metal flashed across our TV screen.  Breaking headlines scrolled: “Assassination bombing in Beirut suburbs.”  While I finished packing, David text-messaged our friends in Beirut, “We’re still coming tonight; any advice?” En...
Accompany – Simple, Yet Profound, Acts

Accompany – Simple, Yet Profound, Acts

The stunned eyes of a ten-year-old confirmed it – mercy triumphs over judgment. On this last day of the summer camp, fifty kids from every conflicted corner of Lebanon were having the time of their lives together.  I was in private consultation with Melhem, founder of...