Dear France

Dear France,

I’m so sorry for the horror you went through yesterday. You suffered a massive loss, a painful wound. You were struck by a faceless enemy who thrives on inciting fear, who dwells in the shadows and strikes without warning.

The same enemy attacked my country. And I can tell you, your country will never be the same. (more…)

dear Bridget: fight for it

Dear Bridget,

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry for this messy, broken world you’ve inherited. A world where anyone can be targeted for anything they do or say. A world where the term “terrorist” is used daily.

You won’t remember this, but back before 9/11, “terrorism” was something that happened in other countries. Like car bombs and drone strikes. It was horrible, but a world away.

Until it came to us. Until it landed on our shore. (more…)