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Gaza Comes to Massachusetts

Francis Day 2022 reflection— As part of a procession to memorial trees during the annual St. Francis Day celebration at Agape, a lay Catholic/Catholic Worker style nonviolence activist center in central Massachusetts, I offered the following reflections at a tree dedicated to suffering and resilience in the Middle East. Agape’s annual Francis Day celebration in […]

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ALASKA: COVID-19 AND ME-PART two

On the road in Alaska with my sister, Elaine, and my brother-in-law, Bob. August 21, 2022, Sunday, Juneau Alaska Perhaps because I’d drunk coffee at lunch (having no decaf in the house) I slept relatively poorly last night [August 20, 2022]. Guilt and worries about Covid also may have interfered. Elaine is now infected, Bob […]

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Alaska: Covid-19 and me-part one

On the road in Alaska with sister, Elaine, and my brother-in-law, Bob. August 20, 2022, Saturday, Juneau Alaska Quick notes about my Covid-19 infection, written about 12 hours after we’d discovered it, the incident early morning while waiting for the ferry between Juneau and Skagway, written around 2 pm yesterday. To be expanded. At the […]

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The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba: Adventure or Ordeal?–Part Five

From my journal, letters, and other writing about forcibly expelled Palestinian refugees now in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. Previous dispatches were based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019. Now, drawing from my recent journal entries, I write about how I […]

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The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba: Adventure or Ordeal?–Part Four

From my journal, letters, and other writing about forceably expelled Palestinian refugees now in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. Previous dispatches were based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019. Now drawing from my recent journal entries I write about how I […]

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The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba: Adventure or Ordeal?–Part Three

From my journal, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. Previous dispatches were based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019. Now drawing from my recent journal entries I write about how I decided […]

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The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba: Adventure or Ordeal?–Part two

From my journal, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. Previous dispatches were based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019. Now I write about how I decided to cancel my long-anticipated return for […]

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the ongoing and relentless nakba: adventure or ordeal?-part One

From my journal, letters, and other writing about internally expelled Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza (once I can enter Gaza), plus their ancestral homelands. These dispatches are based on my latest work in Palestine-Israel from mid-May to mid-July 2019, and my plans to return, the pandemic easing, to Palestine-Israel in mid May […]

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