World Peace Dreaming at the Bagel Shop

World Peace Dreaming at the Bagel Shop

I sit in an air-conditioned bagel shop, drinking my ice-cold diet coke (already on my 3rd refill) after already eating two bagels with reduced-fat cream cheese. Around me are healthy, smiling beach-bound young men and women. Some mothers talk about their long weekend,...
A Text Message from Adam

A Text Message from Adam

Yesterday, I received this text message from my friend Adam: Dear Gabriel, I believe that to be hopeful is something great and encouraging. But to wait  for something in the hands of others for unlimited time is an irresponsibility. So I decided to leave the camps and...
Peace Puzzle

Peace Puzzle

Working as an in-home therapist for abused children and their families, I would walk into a home that was often in chaos and experiencing deep pain. My job was then to look for the positives, the protective factors within a dysfunctional environment that could offer...
Walking With Leila!

Walking With Leila!

Katie-Jay and I have a new baby, and her name is Leila. She is named after a refugee girl I met in 2007. Leila, the refugee, had the most beautiful smile, and I can guarantee that you would immediately fall in love with her the moment you meet her. I first saw her...

Thank You

Thank you so much for the appreciations from the members of STF about my acceptance to be one of the teachers for the human rights. I believe that when there is hope to have the world of freedom, justice, and respect of others rights the dawn will break.Then the...