2021 March

Yemen needs food and medicine, not guns

2021-03-21T02:16:14-04:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , |2 Comments

If you want to see the children of Yemen, you don’t need to go far. Pull up a chair. Here they are, children of war and disease and famine. There’s one, skin wrapped tight over bone, bloodied under bandages covering her wounds. There’s another, looking up at us, a boy with no leg.  And another girl, alive, apparently, on a bed of sorts.

2018 December

Yemen can’t wait (and other thoughts on peace)

2018-12-23T00:30:21-05:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Once I stopped riding my bike to work because I feared I’d be shot dead. It was an old blue Norco. I’d pedal it to the newsroom of the Yemen Times, in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. This wasn’t long after the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. More so, it was just after three American medical missionaries, friends, were murdered in a hospital by

2015 September

Of lions, children and innocence of lives given

2017-04-06T22:21:31-04:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, August 29, 2015) HAMILTON, CANADA ✦ If you were a lion you’d have little in common with any little girl, unless it’s the summer of 2015 when you could both die horrible deaths on the other side of the ocean and people on this side would know.