The two boys -- one Christian, one Muslim -- share their faiths with each other without judgment or reservation. And through their friendship, our families have grown close. ________ We waited nervously outside the school, my son carrying a backpack that dwarfed his 4-year-old body. Actually, I was the nervous one. As a stay-at-home dad, I struggled with letting my son enter a new world without me. As time ticked away, we realized something was wrong. Instead of throngs of families saying goodbye to their pre-K children, only one other family shared our space. After comparing letters … [Read more...]
Mike Domitrz received a life-changing phone call at age 19. His mom rang him at college to tell him that his sister had been raped.
That inspired Domitrz to, in 2003, start the Date Safe Project. Through interactive presentations, creative educational resources, and unique national initiatives, the Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for creating healthier dating environments, a clearer understanding of “consent” and for raising awareness on the many issues surrounding sexual assault.
Domitrz joins the … [Read more...]
My father carries my son in front of the Brooklyn Bridge. Very much of the Earth has moved to make this photo possible. Very much. And almost everything leading up to taking it was near disastrous. He'd called us from the airport, about an hour after he'd landed. Texts and calls weren't working from my phone to his, or from his to mine before that moment. Perhaps it was because he was coming from Canada, perhaps it was because of atmospheric interference, perhaps it could have been anything. It was that kind of day. Everything was going wrong. It wasn't supposed to be like this. We'd … [Read more...]