Over the past year, it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that I’ve been collecting caring high school teens from different parts of the country interested in serving as Citizen Discourse ambassadors. They. Are. Awesome. One of the teens I’ve gotten to know virtually is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia...Read More
A letter to the kids who carry hope for a better day and a desire for better way.Read More
Heart break strikes when someone or some thing you hold dear lets you down. When a core value or ideal is breached. And that some one or some thing should have known better.Read More
It was a difficult birth mainly due to the length of the labor and uncertainty around what exactly was being brought to life.Read More
an ode to words
I believe words matter.
I love words. I wish I knew more of them.
I believe words are the greatest and most powerful tool known to humanity.Read More
As we now see, you created a social networking platform with a limited vision.
As a consequence, Facebook has contributed to a damaged democracy. Your manifesto is an admission of that.Read More
This week I’ve again been thinking about Moses. Moses may be responsible for the single greatest mic drop in history.Read More
“The President has granted your client clemency.”
I could hear the joy in the attorney’s voice as she shared the good news with me. After all the work reviewing cases, this was the moment they savor. The chance to tell the attorney the good news.
A second chance at life.Read More
Ever since I was a kid, I paid close attention to my rabbi’s sermon at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Not to diminish their religious significance, but these holidays are like the Super Bowl for rabbis. All the congregants show up and this is the big moment.Read More
What happens when you coexist next to people is you see them. You exchange pleasantries. And over time, you get to know them. That’s the magic of integration. Humanizing the other.Read More
The past 9 months that I’ve been in DC I’ve lived on a block that has not gentrified within a neighborhood that has. Steps from my front door rests a bench. The bench serves as a gathering place; a refuge for locals who have lived in this neighborhood far longer than I.Read More
“Very rarely do you hear anyone say they write things down and feel worse. It is an act that helps you, preserves you, energizes you in the very act of doing it.” - Naomi Shihab NyeRead More