Reading this and that

I have not met Omid Safi, but he lives near me.  He teaches at UNC-CH so he’s just down the road.  It was surprising to me to find his essays about Islam on the Religion News website  and realize that this writer is actually a neighbor of sorts.  Today, he wrote about the standing protests in Turkey.  That is a form of activism I can get behind.  Not ranting.  Not screaming.  Not even chanting.  No slogans.  Simply standing for what you think is important.

I have met Lindsey Thompson and Gabriela Quiroz from the Travel Light film crew.  We stopped into a/perture cinema one  Wednesday when they were introducing their post-graduation project to Winston-Salem.  They are part of a group of NC School of the Arts film school students who are hiking the Camino de Santiago this summer.  Blogging as they go, they are making a film about the Camino, one of the most famous Christian pilgrimages in the world.

I’m fascinated by the Camino, so I am really loving following the journey of these filmmakers.



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