a few bad apples

    In 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini put a price on author Salmon Rushdie’s head. Rushdie wasn’t wanted “dead or alive.” Khomeini wanted Rushdie dead. I don’t know what the original price tag was for one dead author, but as of 2013, the price on Rushdie’s head was over 3 million pounds. The Ayatollah is […]


remember these names

  Christopher Michael- Martinez, 20: Christopher was looking forward to studying abroad in London. George Chen, 19: Everyone who ever met George remembered his smile. He planned to work at Lockheed Martin. Cheng Yuan Hong, 20: Cheng studied computer science and during science competitions stopped to help other teams keep up. Katie Cooper, 22: Katie’s […]


the rules

  I was at a beach — In Florida. I was already tired when Jamie said, Hey, let’s swim out. I said I was tired. I had been in the water a long time already. I had just come in. But I was the only swimmer in the group and Jamie needed a partner. Jamie […]