Dear Senator Marsha Blackburn, Representative Tim Burchett, and Representative Scott Desjarlais, I am writing to thank you for agreeing to meet with our contingent of your constituents last month during the Ukraine Action Summit. As you are aware, support for Ukraine against Russian tyranny and war crimes is at a crossroads. International rule of law, […]
PART ONE – WHY THE CAUSE? A few weeks ago, I wore a tie for the first time in several years because I had the privilege of advocating before elected U.S. Senators and Congresspeople’s offices and staffs for a cause I cared deeply about. The cause was to convince U.S. Congresspeople and Senators about the […]
I am a producer, content creator, and generally an opinionated human being, occasionally to my detriment. I like punk rock music, so freedom of speech and expression is essential in my professional and personal life. I’ve also traveled to several countries where free speech is not tolerated or stifled, and one can tangibly feel a […]
Driving from Kyiv to the Southern parts of Ukraine, I can see that farmland is everywhere and that Ukraine is the world’s breadbasket. Wheat is ripening. Fruit is in season. Farms, as far as their eyes can see, make the flooding brought on by the Russian destruction of the Kakhovka dam so unspeakably harmful. Yesterday […]
Day two of my trip, I was so tired that I spent 15 minutes thinking I was locked IN my apartment share because I was pushing a pull door. I was JUST about to call the apartment owner when I figured it out. Thank goodness. The language barrier is terrible enough without her thinking I’m […]
Crossing the border from Przemsyl, Poland into Ukraine during wartime was surreal, sad, inspiring, and infuriating. Slava Ukraine!
Jen Oda was a friend of mine. She wasn’t a close or long-time friend or a particularly great friend, but she was a friend. How I met Jen was kind of convoluted. And in looking back a little confusing but serendipitous. I had friends who already knew her, but I met her separately, after floundering […]
RAW TRAVEL TV TO HELP FREEDOM RING IN UKRAINE! Multifaceted Media Campaign Poised to Help Ukraine for the “Long Haul” – NEW YORK, NY: June 1st, 2022 – AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV), producers of the nation’s most-watched travel show, Raw Travel®, announced “Let Freedom Ring in Ukraine” to help Ukrainian refugees. The multi-platform and multi-faceted initiative will provide grassroots, long-term […]