Reconciling a dark past

One of the things that surprised me the most about the trip to Normandy was the number of Germans paying tribute at the American war memorials at Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the stories of war we tell, and the mythology of war we cling to. [Read More…]

Tramp for the Lord

I must uphold  my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.  – Anne Frank- It is either an appalling thing or a good thing that I have walked more in the past 48 hours in Amsterdam than I did all of last year in America.  As [Read More…]