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When I Was Eight

September 14, 2012 by


I saw the Berlin wall fall. I saw the end of apartheid. I saw someone have their face smashed in with the butt of a rifle. I saw soldiers of two different countries jog through the streets of the town I lived in. I saw a kid in my school, a victim of corporal punishment, […]

September 12

September 11, 2012 by


There’s an old theory of reporting (which I can’t readily find a reference too because I apparently suck at google today) which says that something on the other side of the world has to be something like a thousand times more awful for it to have the same impact as one person suffering in your […]