Posts filed under: Huffington Post

2014: Brief Reflections

Twelve months ago, I began my unexpected return to the US, after living in Germany for two and a half years. For my last nine days, I stayed with old friends in the Odenwald region. They wanted to make sure...
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Huffington Post [Extra]: A Higher Purpose

This week, I stopped at a Fresh & Easy food store to grab something quick for lunch. I love shopping at this chain because each store is filled with a large variety of wholesome and delicious food, making it so...
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The Man Known as Sugar Meat

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as saying "Without an education, a people will perish." From the moment "The Great Emancipator" set America on the path of the abolishment of slavery, black families have struggled...
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Paul Wesley Willrich: He Had the Last Laugh

It was the spring of 1979 when a sedan carrying two young African-American men was stopped by two police cars just as they entered the onramp. It was 9:15 p.m. and they were headed home after a hard shift at...
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Love Is Love: Why I Decided to Work on an Indie Film

When I returned to the U.S. in November of 2013, working on a film had never crossed my mind. I just wasn't there. I'd been in Germany since May of 2011, and knew I needed to restart my life here...
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A Christmas Tale: A Fruit For The Season

When I heard this story out of Germany, I immediately thought of a quote from Mother Teresa: "Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."...
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Contradictions: Medicare and the Social Security Administration

You're in your mid-40s. You've worked hard all of your life. You own a modest home. Like a good American citizen, you paid your taxes every year. You saved for your retirement in order to comfortably live out your golden...
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As a Man, I No Longer Feel the Need to Apologize For Crying

I recently contributed a personal story to a book titled 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick. Created by actor and award-winning author Elaine Wilkes, this thought-provoking book is filled with heart-warming stories and wonderful ideas to make...
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