Every time I hear American politicians verbally attack Pakistan from the safety of their offices on Capitol Hill, I think they should remember the victims of this vicious act of carnage inflicted on the city of Lahore, in Eastern Pakistan. This is what’s left of a street corner in downtown Lahore, a major city just … More Pakistan on the front lines
Here is the link to my article published last week in the Brentwood Press. I wrote about my experience and Tijuana–which took place in March–and what I took away from it. I should add I plan on going back to the city early next year to try and write a follow-up story. I’m hoping I … More A taste of Tijuana
I felt a strong sense of emotion when I heard that Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was killed in a gunbattle with Sri Lankan soldiers along with his son, several of his top aides, and scores of his dedicated fighters. Its clear that Sri Lanka’s military conflict has drawn to … More Sri Lanka’s bitter civil war comes to a close
I find this story outrageous…’Slumdog Millionaire’ is one of my favorite movies, I’ve seen it three times, actually. I don’t understand why the young actors who did such an excellent job playing their parts haven’t been taken care of. Why are they still living in slums? I wonder how much money the producers, director, and … More Real-world version
What success should mean for Afghans and not only Americans The future of Afghanistan and what the United States can do to help that nation are in jeopardy right now. I’m sure this statement is of no surprise to anyone, which is unfortunate. We have been in Afghanistan for over 7 years now and at … More Through Afghan Eyes
I found this story story about Nepal to be particularly concerning. In case you did not know, Nepal was locked in a bitter civil war between government forces and Maoist rebels throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s. Thousands of people were killed and the country’s tourism, unfortunately, took a hit. Peace has taken a hold with … More Echoes of political strife
Check this out…this is obviously going to have an effect, on my trip! A month ago the Nepalese government announced that the road regulations are going to change. The country had the traditional hallmark of a region influenced by the UK–cars driving on the left side of the road with steering wheels on the right-hand … More Nepal switches sides on the road!