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The gritty reality of false hope in “Turtles Can Fly”

Following the US-led strikes in Syria this week, there are global calls of praise for the swift action of President Trump, yet logical reservation by those who have seen this play before.

Shared: Six other times the US has banned immigrants

The question is, how far are we willing to sacrifice our ideals, beliefs, and morals in the name of safety from an enemy that may-or-may not be imminent? Last I checked, more Americans die from heart disease, cancer and suicide than terror-attacks. Where are the executive orders on those issues?

In Case You Missed It: 4 takeaways from Trump’s pre-inaugural press conference

These 4 moments during Wednesday morning's press conference, are indications of what President-elect Trump's time in the White House will (most likely) look like. When Trump's attorney, Sheri Dillon, evoked Rockefeller's conflict-of-interest as VP to allude that Trump's business operations are... Continue Reading →

At first, I thought I was in shock. But, as the reality of Trump’s election set in, I realized I was emotionless. This election had finally proven to me what I had suspected for some time – that I didn’t... Continue Reading →

No, I Don’t Celebrate Halloween But I’ll Be This Again…

Last year I did dress up for Halloween because I wanted to make a point - and be funny. Little did I know the unthinkable may actually happen come November.

As I stuffed my mouth with buttered popcorn, he hit me with that question. “Who are you voting for?” My normal knee-jerk reaction is to laugh awkwardly and change the subject while screaming internally, “It’s none of your damn business!”... Continue Reading →

Icelandic mom, German father, American daughter. Where's home?

From the Outside Looking In

About a year ago, I sat on the stairs of an apartment lobby located off the Canary Wharf tube station in London, England. I was staying with a friend while attending a conference in Cambridge. As I munched on a... Continue Reading →

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