Tagged: life

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What These Beds Have Seen

When I arrived at the former monastery, roughly ten days ago, I knew by the unkempt and run down buildings, it would not be a pretty sight inside. Despite the numerous buildings that made up the compound, most were locked...

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Ahmad and Karam: A Syrian Message for the World

MP3 Audio [29 MB]DownloadShow URL In 2011 Ahmad and Karam, two university students from Deir ez-Zor took to the streets as part of the mass protest movement demanding an end to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.  Their protest was...
 

The Coincidences and the Big Picture

The Coincidences and the Big Picture

I’m probably a very annoying person to deal with on a daily basis, especially when I’m doing my typical “big picture” speeches and appreciating the life I’ve carved out for myself knowing full well how many do not get to...

91 Excellent Years, And Counting

91 Excellent Years, And Counting

I can remember at the end of every summer when I was kid, having to wake up before the sun came up, to get a ride from the town’s lone taxi driver, who would take us on the long journey...

ctrp393 Re-inventing Ourselves and Our Homes

ctrp393 Re-inventing Ourselves and Our Homes

MP3 Audio [28 MB]DownloadShow URL Erik Nelson moved from house to house as an urban dweller, never living in a space that he felt connected to. Until he found forest land that appealed to him and built his own home...
 

Lost Knowledge Needs Finding

Lost Knowledge Needs Finding

This week Im working on a series of podcasts as well as an article for United Academics Magazine which focuses on people who have created their own home and work spaces. Those who left cities and suburbs, left houses and...