Reflections on Millennial Leaders Program, From Central America

When I arrived in New York City to attend the Millennial Leaders Program (MLP) at Union Theological Seminary, this summer, I didn’t have any expectations. I was just humbled to be there because of the history and weight Union carried at the intersection of American spiritual and political life. The school is the leading sourceContinue reading “Reflections on Millennial Leaders Program, From Central America”

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Barefoot in San Salvador: The Soccer War

I just had a few spare moments in San Salvador, El Salvador and at the airport I was watching some teams playing soccer on the television. I remembered something I read about regarding what was dubbed the “Soccer War” between El Salvador and Honduras. Yes, an actual war with guns, bullets and bleeding dying bodies.Continue reading “Barefoot in San Salvador: The Soccer War”

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A Reading List for Central America, Root Causes Delegation Trip

  My adventure in Central America (here) has required me to drastically change my reading list for 2015. As I am sitting at the airport waiting to depart for El Salvador, I thought I would quickly piece together a post on the books I read since I know next to nothing bout Central America. Well, IContinue reading “A Reading List for Central America, Root Causes Delegation Trip”

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Affad Shaikh x Shammy Dee Mixtape Collaboration

Lines- Music Inspired by Migration and Denizen I am packing up my clothes, getting my gear together for the People of Faith Root Causes Delegation to Central America. I got the music going, but its not a random playlist; its a collaboration with DJ Shammy Dee I recently initiated after attending Union Theological Seminary’s MillennialContinue reading “Affad Shaikh x Shammy Dee Mixtape Collaboration”

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NYC- There’s Just Your First Time

Adventure, did someone yell “ADVENTURE?” I fell that these days I hear it everywhere! And, apparently 2015, so far Alhumdulillah, can be summed up in that single word. Being the de facto theme for this year. Its my first visit, to New York City, can you imagine that? (Then on to Boston and a camping trip toContinue reading “NYC- There’s Just Your First Time”

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On (Ad)Venturing Into Central America

Back in February, when I was blogging about planning an “adventure where ever you are“, I had not imagined that I would be writing a blog post sharing the news of my trip to Central America. What I had in mind, at the time, were a series of trips to Western National Parks like DeathContinue reading “On (Ad)Venturing Into Central America”

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Plan Your Adventure; Where Ever You May Find It

“Anything to get me out of Palmdale,” explained the high school student to the other students seated next to him at the local Starbucks. “You know, I don’t want to live here, there’s nothing exciting. I want an adventure, not go to the Fair once a year to have fun,” responding the young girl’s friend, twirlingContinue reading “Plan Your Adventure; Where Ever You May Find It”

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A People’s History of Alta California and the Bear Flag Republic

It is ironic that in the National Statuary Hall, in Washington DC, there stands a statue of Junipero Serra amongst the statues of Revolutionary fighters and thinkers. Considering that Father Serra represents everything that the revolutionaries were fighting against, it is all the more remarkable how the frontier was treated in drastically different ways. California is inContinue reading “A People’s History of Alta California and the Bear Flag Republic”

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Samsung NX2000: My What a Big Screen You Have!

One year on with the Samsung NX2000, its been a wonderful adventure! This particular mirrorless digital SLR is a good kit for point and shoot enthusiasts who want something that has power but not necessarily the complicated functionality of comparable market SLR’s. I see things and I try to capture them, and I try really hardContinue reading “Samsung NX2000: My What a Big Screen You Have!”

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act

Americans, we own 618 million acres of wildlands, stretching form the frigid inhospitable, for some, Alaskan tundra to the southern sandy balmy beaches, the western sage brush planes and what remains of the great north eastern forests. This land encompasses the painted canyons, the miles of turquoise and deep (navy) rivers, the towering sky clawingContinue reading “Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act”

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