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How to Respond to the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels and Turkey

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How should you respond to the attacks in Brussels and Ankara? For one, if you can, travel to Brussels and Ankara. Continue reading

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ON THE PARIS ATTACKS, BEIRUT AND TRAVELING THROUGH TERRORISM

Nearing Tsumago, Japan - JoeBaur

I was in Japan in the back of a shuttle when I heard the news about the Paris attacks.

“Did you see this in Paris?” a colleague of mine sitting ahead of me asked. “Attacks across the city. Hundreds confirmed dead.”

A confused, “Really?” was all I could muster. I’ve never been one to take that kind of news lightly. So many can quickly pause the tragedy and immediately go into quarterbacking mode, hypothesizing — usually without much basis — about the causes, culprits and fallout. Instead all I could feel was the knot in my throat. Continue reading