One of the best things about unlimited vacation days is that when people say to go home because you seem sick you don’t have to think twice.

Oldest (8) flew to visit Grandma by herself yesterday for Spring Break. Proud of her, but my stomach drops when I realize that one day she’ll be out of the house for good.

I wrote about my reaction to Arrival.

Abstract on Netflix is great. Check it out.

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Shots fired! Great move by Wordpress.

The Arrival is my favorite movie in recent memory. Beautiful, inspiring, and devastating all at once.

James and his family fled Afghanistan for their own safety, but haven’t found security yet.

Their Story is Our Story: James

Lego Batman was fantastic. Lots of laughs and some father/son catharsis. As a dad myself, it hits all the right notes.

Watched the first episode of Abstract last night. It’s fantastic!


This seems appropriate tonight:

And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33–34

Sultan and his brother Suleiman escaped Afghanistan and journeyed 4,000 miles, mostly on foot.

Their Story is Our Story: Sultan and Suleiman

Watching snow day tweets go by. Having recently moved from Michigan to Texas, it’s hard to keep from feeling schadenfreude.

“This is why we left. To give our son a better life.”

Their Story is Our Story | Hasan & Rushte

"We’re not animals and we’re not criminals. We are humans. We thought there were human rights in Europe, and that’s why we came.”

Their Story is Our Story: Jalil

I’m out of the office for a couple days, and ran some errands this morning. Weekday errands are amazing.

Ghazal is a 12 year old girl living in a refugee camp in Greece, hoping to be able to return to school some day.

Their Story is Our Story: Ghazal

The Micro.blog Kickstarter ends in less than a day. Manton has far surpassed his funding goal, but if he makes his stretch goal he will hire a community manager. I’ve backed him, you can give him a hand as well.

My Muslim Ban Action Plan

Aeham is a musician who fled Syria after his life was threatened and his piano was burned in the street.

Their Story is Our Story: Aeham