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HESP February 1, 2018

The amethystine asterism dotted the night, bewitching like diamonds, the cosmos shone upon the Persian Gulf. The Milky Way stretched to the ocean. A full-moon submerged into the endless skyline, like a nihilistic world of mystery. The night, emerald-colored, cannot be found outside the Arabian world. My mind calmed, then mesmerized to sleep by this fairy […]

HESP February 1, 2018

Edited by Kate Flanigan Canute How do you know what you know about Islam? Do you “know” that Islam hates Americans? Because President Trump says so? Do you “know” that Islam is peace because George W. Bush says so? Do you “know” that Islam seeks to kill blaspheming novelists because Ayatollah Khomeini says so? Do you […]

HESP November 1, 2017

“Insights into the contemporary tensions in Syria can be found by examining the legacies of some of the policies implemented by the French under mandate rule.” (6 Country Profile)   When reading the Syrian profile from Harvard’s Religious Literacy Project it becomes obvious that many types of violence have been perpetuated against the people of […]

HESP November 1, 2017

War vs. Peace Journalism By M.A. Blackmur Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung, in their book Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism, present quite a bit of thought provoking information about how conflict is currently reported on and the possibilities of how this style of reporting could be improved to include peace journalism. I feel […]

HESP November 1, 2017

I am a lead pencil, The ordinary wooden pencil. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; That’s all I do. You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. Well, my story is interesting to begin with. And, next, I am a mystery, More so than a tree Or a sunset or even a […]

HESP November 1, 2017

Edited by Kate Canute Technology gets a lot of flak from those who fear the prevalence of computers in our daily lives, or don’t understand its many benefits. Some fear that Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”, might eventually lead to humanity’s destruction. Yet technology has helped us overcome many problems as well. Our technological tools help […]

HESP August 1, 2017

  The modern nomadic life is full of joys and frustrations. One year ago my partner and I decided to move to South East Asia to bootstrap our start-up. In search of lower living expenses, pleasant climates, and unicorn developers (more on that later), we were generally unaware of the growing community known as digital […]