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Moving On After the World Ends: The Dark Truths of HBO’s The Leftovers and Trauma

“And in the exposing of vulnerability, of pain, of such great loss, is the seeking for answers why. Why did this happen? Where did they go now that they’re gone? Are they safe? Are they at peace? Why not me? Why did I survive and others didn’t? Is there a purpose behind it all?” My 20th piece for HuffPost, published in December 2015.

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America Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Looking Glass

“I never would have imagined the airplane that repatriated me to the United States in 2011 — after a decade in Europe — would end up being a less-benign alternate portal down into Alice’s rabbit hole where the impossible is possible and the absurd becomes reality.” My 19th article for HuffPost, published in December 2015.

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Putting Faces On the Immigration Debate: The Cortes Family and Ted Roach’s 120 Days

“At the confluence of draconian American immigration policy, law enforcement entitlement, and good old-fashioned racial profiling we meet Miguel Cortes who, along with his family, is the subject of Ted Roach’s new award-winning documentary 120 Days: Undocumented in America.” My 18th HuffPost article, published in November 2015.

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The Gateway Fundamentalism of Kim Davis and Her Supporters

“If we’re so quick to respond to stamping out religious fundamentalism and extremism in the rest of the world, then why aren’t we doing the same here at home?” My 16th article for HuffPost, published in October 2015.

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How I Finally Developed Some National Pride

I’ve been on this planet for 36 years and never realized what I was missing in not having a sense of attachment with my ancestry. My 7th article for Huffington Post, published in June 2015.