Sacrificing

After looking back at my last post in regards to my roofing problem, I wonder if even I would be willing to totally give up the amazing life that I have here in order to help others in need. Let’s face it, we have it absolutely amazing here in America. Although we do face the

I Am Guilty Too

I think it is pretty safe to say that there are a lot of things that we here in America spend our time and money on that could probably be better spent else where. I kind of sound and feel like I might be a little bit hypocritical with some of what I am talking

Open Discussion

Every time the whole topic about allowing refugees into our country I am asked what I think would be the most viable solution to this problem. I have to be completely honest here and say that I really don’t know or have any real answers for this question. It is very loaded and there is

No Where Else To Go

Back during the time when I was working with ECRE, the situation and circumstances that were forcing the Roma people flee to their neighboring European countries were slightly different than what we are seeing the Syrian people have to endure today. Although they weren’t facing an all out war around them, they were receiving very

Perspective

It is hard to imagine and actually picture yourself being in both the Roma and Syrian people who are seeking homes in other countries. I think a lot of people simply don’t want to know about what is going on and prefer to not acknowledge the atrocities that are going on every day and continue

We Have it Alright

A common theme that I have seen in both my home country, here in America, and all over the world for that matter is that we don’t stop to appreciate the things we have as often as we really should. There are so many things that each and everyone one of us take for granted

Understanding the Other Side

When we look at the situation surrounding Syria and the refugees that are fleeing to Europe and America, I do understand the fear that is coming over those who are opposed to welcoming these victims with open arms. On Guard We here in America have been very shook since the very horrific and devastating attacks

Similarities Today

Now that you have a little background on where I came from and the kind of work I was involved with in my home country, I can start talking about the opposing sides when it comes to the very large and very important debate that is happening around us today. Syrians Today When we look

The Roma

There seems to be a trend happening more and more often around the world and it is something that people have very strong opinions and feelings for in both directions. Many years ago, I was involved with ECRE (The European Committee on Romani Emancipation) in Brussels, Belgium which was a committee focused onĀ improving the conditions