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The Descent into Happiness by David Howell
The Experts by Clyde Edwin Petit
 When Tribesmen Came Calling: Building an Enduring American Business in Pakistan by S. Qaisar Shareef


Live at the Forbidden City by Dennis Rea
 What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers by Jeb Wyman
 Alive and Well in Pakistan by Ethan Casey
 Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti by Ethan Casey

People Just Like You and Me

With the drumbeat of fear on both sides, it’s almost impossible for any of us in the U.S. to meet a North Korean, much less share insights and come to see them as people like ourselves. Yet in 1987, I was lucky enough to do just that. I was teaching English at the...

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Faces of Addiction

Recently I met with two women to plan a program on families and addiction.  I’ve worked with both of these people before on similar programs, but this meeting was different.  This time they were talking about themselves and their respective adult sons, both of whom...

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Veterans and the national anthem

The climactic scene of Ben Fountain's excellent novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk takes place in the middle of a Dallas Cowboys football game. Billy and the rest of his platoon, fresh from vicious combat in Iraq and being put on display around the country as war...

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