Should we care about Syria?

No thanks to cable television and the internet, we get exposed almost everyday to the horrors of armed conflicts, depicting sufferings, cries of anguish, bloodshed, mutilation and deaths, around the world. The daily broadcasts and posts have somehow made us numb and immune to violence. We thought we had seen it all.  Until the August…

Jedi J-Lo

You were a whiff of fresh air that cooled our summery Thursday dawn when you came out Into the open to seek refuge in the Light. Your fears and tears refreshing, Even hydrating the calloused nonchalance Of a nation fed daily by the Sith’s lies and Tales of greed and evil deeds. The white cloaks…

Netizenry as the Fifth Estate

As a mass communications student in the eighties, I was educated with the intimidating thought that I would be joining the rank of the members of the “fourth estate,” a reference to the legitimate practitioners of the print and broadcast media. The prestige attached to that title was one that was both awe-inspiring and daunting,…