"Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it." -Wael Ghonim, a 30-year-old Google marketing executive and Egyptian, sent this tweet when he was released by Egyptian authorities after being incarcerated for over a week. Ghonim's heroes include Ghandi and Mark Zuckerberg, 26-year-old founder of Facebook (cnn.com). A New York Times article, "Wired and Shrewd, Young Egyptians Guide Revolt," tells the story of how Ghonim and other young Egyptians harnessed Facebook to spark a revolution that has long been ripening among their people. In an interview with CNN, Ghonim, husband and father of two, with tears streaming down his face, said he was willing to die for freedom. Amazing heart and courage.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.