Tag: kids

“we don’t speak a language, we speak normal!”

Our family lived down the road from Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather when I worked in South Sudan, and we were enormously blessed to be their neighbors and friends. They, like us, have had to relocate and are now doing peacebuilding...

/ May 28, 2018

a betrayal: how do we help young people escape violence?

This deeply-reported story about a young man who tried to cooperate with law enforcement and escape MS-13 is both moving and unsettling: Henry did his part to aid the federal crackdown on MS-13. In addition to the gang members he...

/ May 24, 2018

preventing child deaths in America

America Magazine asked me to write a short piece about America’s shameful discrepancies in child deaths. It wasn’t easy to squeeze 3 very different causes of death into 750 words, but I did my best. It was interesting  (for me,...

/ February 26, 2018

my neighbor totoro

We just watched the movie My Neighbor Totoro for the first time a few months ago, and Lauren Wilford describes why it’s so great: All this may make it sound like I’m making an “eat your vegetables” argument for watching My...

/ February 7, 2018