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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What’s In a Name?

While reading Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father by Steven W. Hackel, I ran across several explanations¬†of names in Spanish (Catholic), (religious) culture. It was reminded me of my own experiences with my “name.” I also was fascinated by the fact that Junipero Serra was not his original name, and why California’s founding father chose thisContinue reading “What’s In a Name?”

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On the Man Card, and Dislocated Mandom

I hear it often enough amongst a group of guys, “Dude, we gotta revoke your man card!” after some sort of major, or minor, unmanly behavior. The first time I heard it, I sort of stumbled at the thought of the statement. Obviously the guy was a wuss, he wasn’t “manning up,” but that wasContinue reading “On the Man Card, and Dislocated Mandom”

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The “Bear Flag Republic” Develops Young Leaders

The awesome thing about civic engagement is seeing young adults develop skills and then apply them to real life situations. Since 2005 I have had the opportunity to be part of an innovative program called the Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP) which was created by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento chapter for CAIR CaliforniaContinue reading “The “Bear Flag Republic” Develops Young Leaders”

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