Since they burst onto the scene in early 2012, their spiritual pledge to the world’s most hated people have stirred up fear and resentment, enough to divert the average American or European away from supporting the rebellion in Syria that their tactics now play a leading role in. These actions, for many, replaced iconic images of … More Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?
This is an assignment I took part in for the Brentwood Press, my local newspaper that I regularly freelance for and often focus on water-related issues here in California. The Army Corps of Engineers is weighing the environmental impacts of a huge water reroute on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a project backed by Governor Jerry … More Moment of truth for the Delta tunnels
I planned to touch on this a few days ago. Ever since I read this story about a planned crackdown in Iran on female drivers and subsequently thought of President Obama’s Nuclear Deal with that country’s theocracy — the one that routinely throws his overtures back in his face, regardless of whether he’s aware of … More Iranian women targeted as Obama and misogynist regime secure Nuke Deal
At this point in time it’s difficult to open a social media page, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or another mode of public communication and not see the issue of race in America front and center. Angry rants are permeating just about every level of society, even if you are one of those exhausted citizens … More The double standard that isn’t
These are thoughts I put together on Facebook earlier, and decided to share them here as well. As most of the world knows by now, the world’s top drug cartel boss, a man I have been writing about for years, is free. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped over the weekend after spending 17 months in … More Depraved drug lord’s escape is no laughing matter
Burnt out from following events around the world, I’ll put focus on sharing my recent work in the Brentwood/Oakley Press on what’s happening in the East Bay. Despite a couple of brief, late season (and unusual) rainstorms that moved through northern California, the biggest story out there – along with the new vaccination bill signed … More Some of the latest local developments
Over the past years I have had more than a few opportunities to travel across several continents, but there’s still one high-priority area that has eluded me: Mindanao, the southernmost region of the Philippines. Although sidelined by the emergence of the Islamic State last year in the Middle East – when I ended up visiting … More Zamboanga and Mindanao