A reader of my blog recently published a novel and he has been kind enough to send me a signed copy!
The story makes the connection between the famines of Ireland in the nineteenth century, the Netherlands during the Hunger Winter of 1944-1945 under German occupation, and Ethiopia in the early 1980s, thus bringing into view the universality of the effects of hunger, war and displacement. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Emigration / Immigration, History, World War Two
Tagged books, emigration, Ethiopia, famine, hunger winter, Irish Potato Famine, netherlands in WWII, refugees, starvation, World War Two
This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:
The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:
“American Democracy Is Only As Strong As Its Separation of Powers”.
Posted in Emigration / Immigration, Government, Migrate, Religion, Society, US Politics, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged checks and balances, Democracy, Department of Homeland Security, dictatorship, Government, Muslim ban, Opinion, politics, president Trump, protests at airports, refugees, religion, replacement, society, writing prompts
I mention in my yellow sticky post on the homepage that I often seem disgusted and elated in quick succession. Well, I wasn’t kidding. Continue reading
Posted in Government, Religion, Society
Tagged Conservative Christians, deportation, Holidays, illegal immigrants, immigration, Kim Davis, Opinion, refugees, religious freedom, society, undocumented immigrants, War on Christmas