The Value of a Natural Moment

A couple of weeks ago, I got to hike through the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum in southern Jordan. My friends and I hiked through sand for eight hours the first day, slept under the full moon, and climbed a rock mountain the second day. At one point during the trip, our tour guide askedContinue reading “The Value of a Natural Moment”

The Other Side of the Fence: Israeli Settlements In Perspective

“I’d prefer you call it a village, not a settlement,” our host requested.  “I think if you just call us ‘settlers’ it’s kind of dehumanizing,” he explained. A few minutes earlier, this American-Israeli father had invited a group of 15 American students and adults into his home.  He lives in the village of Efrat, whichContinue reading “The Other Side of the Fence: Israeli Settlements In Perspective”

Running Around The World

I made a good friend today, and I will never see him again. December 13, 2009 Prague, Czech Republic This past fall I spent  five days in Prague, Czech Republic as part of an eighteen-day trip through Europe.    Late one afternoon I took off from Plus Prague Hostel and went for a run inContinue reading “Running Around The World”