A Chat With Omar Farhad About Debut Novel ‘Honor And Polygamy’

Can a foreigner ever understand the harsh reality of the constant struggle of the Afghanistan people and their culture?   Omar Farhad’s début novel gives readers a closer look at what it takes for people to survive in a world where chaos has become the norm, but  where deep cultural rituals and habits are kept…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land

I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of…

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project. A rape victim speaks out with her Art. Read the article and then take the poll. Has Emma Sulkowicz gone too far? Are our great teaching insitiutions ignoring rape on their campuses?     Related Stories: How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies…

Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

Learn How Net Neutrality Will Affect You Personally. WordPress blogger Paul Sieminski, reports on how the Internet, as we know it will never be the same, if we let it. Read the article, and express your feelings on net neutrality. #netneutrality #brouhahaaccess

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In the wake of the domestic violence reports with Ray Rice, former NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens, DomesticViolence Month is just around the corner starting in October. It is sad to see that domestic violence still a common occurrence, and that many are so surprised by the violent act. Janay Rice has released an…

One Hundred and One Nights- Book Review

Author Benjamin Buchholz weaves a touching story, with twists and turns, in One Hundred And One Nights. You can feel the anguish coming through Abu Saheeh, the book’s main character. His return to his homeland Iraq gives Abu cause to review his life past and future. Abu’s story tells heart-wrenching stories of the different people in his new place…

What Killed Soldier In Afghanistan Who Died While Skyping With His Wife? : The Two-Way : NPR

What Killed Soldier In Afghanistan Who Died While Skyping With His Wife? : The Two-Way : NPR. By Mark Memmott Related articles Wife Skyping with soldier saw bullet hole, family says (abclocal.go.com) Wife saw bullet hole while Skyping with soldier (miamiherald.com) Army: No Bullet in Soldier Skype Death (myfoxphoenix.com)