A father hope the horror of the Ukraine invasion sparks a renewed commitment to the next generation to rescue them from our failures.
The reflective surface had been intentional. People looking at the wall would be looking into the past, their memories, or at least, their history books.
I also won’t let my son play with guns, or ride a bike without a helmet or use heroin. There’s just too much risk. I can live with my son missing out on those things, so long as my son is living.
Muhammad’s father and uncle, each a veteran of war, had been killed by the defeated Iraqi regime. Muhammad was our translator. He was important to all of us.