Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Put to bed

I spent the last 30 days in the excruciating mission to oversee completing a manuscript to release for a large print run.

As I've tried to explain to friends and family the unique anxiety, pressures, and content of my 20 hour days, I realized that the experience has to stay within (at least for the time being). It feels incommunicable.

On Friday night April 23 my signature when onto the book block.

Here are a couple of scenes at the printer (around the book cover)

War and Religion

I was invited to speak at U Mass on the topic of Religion and War.

It turned out to be an excellent program with a very good panel of speakers.

Here are some pictures from the event followed by a brief word on the speakers

Speakers for faith Alive 2010

Tsültrim Davis is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism under the spiritual guidance of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Imam Taalib Mahdee works for the Department of Corrections as a chaplain, and he is a religious leader at Masjid Al-Quran, Dorchester MA

PAUL L. ATWOOD is a senior lecturer in the American studies department and research associate in the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, both at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a Vietnam-era veteran and an editor of Sticks and Stones: Living with Uncertain Wars (2006).

Shanadeen Begay- is Navajo by racial category and of the Red House Clan.

Reverend Gerard McKeon SJ- works for the Archdiocese of Boston in campus ministry at Salem State College and at UMASS Boston

Friday, April 9, 2010

War and Religion

I will give a presentation at this event in Boston this Wednesday

War and Religion - Student Event at U Mass