Browsing Tag

violence

  • culture

    the loss of innocence in sweden

    my heart is heavy today. the country that i call home now, the country that is my second home, has lost  its innocence. if you are american, or if you even aren’t american, do…

    23 Oct 2015
  • culture

    A white man walked into a church…

    but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were…

    18 Jun 2015
  • culture

    there has to be something we can do.

    i’m under my covers, sipping on coffee, safe in sweden, while chaos is unfolding across the atlantic in boston, massachusettes. i’ve got a local boston tv station streaming live and i’m checking twitter every…

    19 Apr 2013
  • culture

    lay down your weapons.

    non-violence is not for the weak. non-violence is for the strong. ~ gandhi “Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious…

    14 Dec 2012
  • culture

    how do you use your words?

    they shot her to silence her for good, said one of her classmates. at the age of 11, she began to speak out. she wrote a blog. she was featured in a documentary with…

    10 Oct 2012
  • culture

    tragedy & beauty.

    i could be angry. but i choose to channel that anger into passion. i could live in fear. but i choose to face my fears. i could feel overwhelmed and give up. but i…

    22 Jul 2012
  • culture

    street corner musings.

    i find myself on sidewalks a lot these days. standing on street corners. waiting for buses. and since i’m waiting around a lot, i’ve got time to think. and people watch too, of course.…

    20 Jul 2012
  • culture

    twisted celebrations.

    is there something wrong with me? or is it because of my world view and my experiences in life? i am confused, once again, at the joy that people feel when another person is…

    21 Oct 2011