Touchdown, Humla

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:38-04:00 October 19th, 2011|

Nine of us flew to Humla on a tiny charter plane – it was the only way we could be sure to secure a flight. This was high season, after all, [...]

Des Moines, Iowa: Politics and Prose

By | 2018-01-19T21:00:06-04:00 June 15th, 2011|

I was in Des Moines last week (…sorry, for those who don’t speak French, you might know it as “The Moines”) as part of the Des Moines Public Library’s 2011 AViD [...]

Inner city inspiration

By | 2018-01-19T21:00:45-04:00 May 24th, 2011|

On one of my recent speaking engagements, I found myself at a high school in Cincinnati. I was peering into a classroom from the hallway and wondering if I should be [...]