Answers Elusive for Refugees in Morocco

We left the Hotel Oujda at 6:30 a.m. to catch the train to Fez. It was a relief to check out of the 1970s-looking hotel that could qualify as shabby-chic if the owners had been going for that look intentionally. There are many fine hotels in Morocco. This wasn’t...

When Times Are Hard, Then You See the Challenges

In response to the crushing economic crisis in Greece, I have been working to improve my greatly underutilized capacity to empathize with my Greek and Albanian friends. As I have turned up the volume on my faulty hearing and labored to hone my otherwise distracted...

True Freedom Will Create Society of Justice

In the summer after the tragedy of Sept. 11, my family visited Stone Mountain, Ga., for the incredible laser show. I remember three songs from that show: Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind,” The Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down...

Will Our Schools Help Children of Immigrant Parents?

I love to receive letters. When I was a little boy, I lived on a long, straight street and could see the mail truck coming from a long way off. After the mailman stopped in front of our house, I ran down our front walkway with hope in my heart, between our two giant...