From Afghanistan to my #Mother!, and the child in everyone

From Afghanistan to my #Mother!, and the child in everyone

By Dr. Hakim Dear mom and fellow members of the human family, I love my 77-year-old frugal, hardworking, self-sacrificial Han Chinese Singaporean mother, so when Trump’s military/government dropped what they nicknamed the “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB) on...
I was six when the Russians came

I was six when the Russians came

This is a story about Farzana, translated by her daughter Zarghuna and written up by Maya Evans. When I was six, life was good; I didn’t know anything outside my mother and father’s world. In the village where I lived it was possible to see the mud houses from far...
See How We Live

See How We Live

Here in Kabul, I’m generally an early riser at the home of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, but I’m seldom alone. Facing exams, my young friends awaken early and then stay up late to study. Before sunrise this morning, eighteen year old Ghulamai sits in the...
Where to Turn

Where to Turn

In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote Eleanor Roosevelt asking her, as First Lady, to raise with the president the matter of lifting bureaucratic hurdles so that Jewish refugees threatened by Hitler’s final solution could be granted entry into...