Personal Update 201407 | 31 July 2014 | Thursday
I hope your summer is going well. Mine has been really enjoyable. In June I went with my wife and in-laws on a ten-day road trip from Iowa City to Cody, Wyoming and visited Yellowstone National Park. It was a really nice break. I’ve been delayed on getting my photos posted from that trip, but hope to get those online soon.
Palestine-Israel News. I’m sure some of you have been following the news from Palestine and Israel recently. Having Palestinian and Israeli friends, I’ve challenged myself to find ways to offer constructive criticism and support for both sides. Sadly, both sides are losing the current war.
- Website. I’ve launched a website called PalestineIsraelNews.com to feature and promote some of the affirming, collaborative, inclusive, and meaningful efforts being made between various religious and secular groups.
- Facebook Page. In an effort to aggregate the moderate and extremist narratives from all perspectives, I’ve created a Palestine Israel News Facebook page to post news from all sides. There’s not been much interest in the page so far, because people generally like to be immersed in those things that reinforce their own opinions rather than being challenged to understand others’ views.
If you’re inclined I’d encourage you to check out these resources.
Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.
Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began as a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways, health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.