9/11/2021

How to remember twenty years—9/11/21… My final draft of An American in Palestine is in the hands of Saqib Arshad, my best-in-the-world formatting pro. If everything goes according to plan, I will self-publish on Amazon and Kindle on September 11. “Why 9/11?” My friend Nikki asked me a couple days ago. “I don’t get theContinue reading “9/11/2021”

Only “Us”

“We act in Gaza according to our interests.” “There is no ‘them; there is only ‘us.’” Two quotes I heard on public radio this morning while driving to my Honolulu Write Team workshop. It’s hard for me to imagine two more contradictory quotes, uttered about two minutes apart and sending my eardrums (and heart) intoContinue reading “Only “Us””

Israel for Whom???

Last week I heard another statement from Israel that curdled my blood. Some politician (I don’t think it was the new right-wing Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett.) decreed that God chose the Jewish people as His chosen and gave them the land of Israel. Israel is meant for Jews and no one else.  Such a statementContinue reading “Israel for Whom???”

Palestinian Anonymity

A disclaimer is needed as I begin to share my stories from Palestine. I have changed all names in my stories. The memories, the places, the foods, the sights, the experiences–all of these are real and I describe them as I remember them. But I have deliberately disguised the people in my stories. I willContinue reading “Palestinian Anonymity”