Site Update

Last week, I made a pretty huge change to this website: I split it in two. Yes, this move will cause a number of broken links and frustrations for me in the short run, but I needed to cut my own arm off, Aron Ralston-style, and here’s what you need to know now that the … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Over Not Writing (About Some Things)

Don’t be fooled by the title. I’m planning to write over Thanksgiving, and I’m planning to love it. However, I won’t be writing about human trafficking. And that’s something I’m grateful for this year. Leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ve noticed an onslaught of information about human trafficking on the web and in conversation. First there … Continue reading

Owen May: Poetry

Today’s blog features a guest writer! J. Owen May is an old friend who also happens to be an excellent poet. I recently found some of his work and wanted to pass it along. With his permission, I have included two of his poems below. You can find more at owenmay.com. J. Owen May has … Continue reading

Good News Friday

TGIF! Am I right? Am I right? JOBS JOBS JOBS! If you’re looking for work in human rights, there are some great job opportunities out there right now. Here are a few with links to their listings: End Genocide – A growing and dedicated DC-based NGO. Currently seeking policy analysts and web/communications personnel. USCRI – … Continue reading

Good News Friday

The Whistleblower I first read about the UN’s connection to human trafficking a year ago, and it completely freaked me out. I never wrote on it because I couldn’t find many reliable sources, and the whole topic seemed too huge and disturbing for little ole me. Fortunately, the coverup has garnered recent attention, in no … Continue reading

Vacation or Vocation

We’ve been out West for a long time now, and it has been great to see family, enjoy long nights by the fire, and explore the area by kayak, horse, and foot. So why do I want to go home? I’m not the best vacationer anyway. I always pull my family behind me, moving without … Continue reading

Good News Friday

It’s Friday! Good news time! 1. Georgia Kicks Human Trafficking’s Ass Georgia has passed one of the toughest laws on human trafficking in the country. A major hub for traffickers, Georgia will now require a 25-year minimum sentence for anyone convicted of using coercion to traffic someone under the age of 18. Relative to other … Continue reading

Jokes (and the Marginalized)

Last night I got to see Woolly Mammoth Theater Company’s newest production, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The tickets were free (thanks to a talented graphic designer who comped us) and I felt bad for leaving having paid nothing, because the show was amazing and Mike Daisey deserves money for having created it. … Continue reading

Wikileaks Prompts New School of the Americas Debate

A student from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC, formerly SOA) moves to secure a target during a joint field training exercise. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy — A few years ago I wrote and produced an audio piece on the School of the Americas, a rather controversial military training camp located at Ft. … Continue reading

New Year

I have enjoyed taking the last couple of months off from blogging to recoup from moving to a new city and to explore a few different paths my writing could take in 2011. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and feel renewed in your own lives by the passing of time and … Continue reading

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