Targeting Cultural Sites for Destruction

  Remember the Buddhas of Bamiyan?  These were two 6th century enormous statues of the Buddha that were carved into giant niches in Central Afghanistan, in the Bamiyan valley.  They became national news when they were destroyed  by dynamite by the Taliban in 2001, and while there continue to be talks about possible rebuilding, currently…… Continue reading Targeting Cultural Sites for Destruction

Thoughts for 2017: Believe; Act; Abide

So, thoughts on 2016?  Not one of our best years, was it?  First and foremost, whatever you think about the Trump election, the election cycle was divisive and ugly, and brought out the most contentious in many of us.  And, we ended up with a president who has said truly despicable things about women, Muslims,…… Continue reading Thoughts for 2017: Believe; Act; Abide