Author Archives: Herman Araya

It’s Not V-J Day

Osama Bin Laden is dead. I didn’t think the US would end up finding him. And if we did, I thought, it would have been long enough from the September 11th attacks for it to be considered next to irrelevant. … Continue reading

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Liberty or Security: Park 51 and the King hearings in post-9/11 America, Pt.1

It was a warm day. It was still summer after all, and it was a beautiful day in New York City. The temperatures were in the 70’s, officers helped tourists find their destinations, and most pedestrians wore short sleeve shirts, … Continue reading

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How Things Might End For Qaddafi

As more people turn out in several Middle East countries calling for change, and the ouster of their leaders pressure is building on Libya’s government. Libya, whose political turmoil is worsening each day, might see an end to it’s movement … Continue reading

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Qaddafi Isolated By International Community, Rebels Preparing to Enter Capital

Amidst ongoing violence against protesters in Libya, the security council of the UN has placed sanctions on Col. Moammar el-Qaddafi and referred the attacks to the ICC. [1] Libya is now the latest country to be engulfed in protests calling … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

  Several months have passed since my trip to Louisiana. While enough time has passed since the oil spill to make it an old news story it isn’t an unimportant one. Several very important reports highlighting preventable causes to the … Continue reading

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Flickr and YouTube sites

I have been taking my time as far as posting my next entry on my trip to Grand Isle and my overall opinion concerning oil exploration along America’s coasts. However, I have created both a youtube and flickr account where … Continue reading

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From Grand Isle Up to NOLA

I arrived on time at Camardelle’s Seafood on the morning of July 23. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) was giving media boat tours for journalists. Bo Boehringer, press secretary of the LDWF sent this email message just … Continue reading

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Another Point of View

I would be a liar to suggest to anyone that I didn’t already have an opinion about the BP oil spill before my trip to Grand Isle. In fact, it was hard not to have my view reinforced after I … Continue reading

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Mourning

A small poster attached on the wall of my room at the inn named them all: Common Saltwater Fish of Louisiana Redfish. Spotted Seatrout. Atlantic Croaker. Black Drum. Spanish Mackerel. King Mackerel. Red Snapper. Tarpon… and so on. But if … Continue reading

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Riding It Out

The clock beside my bed read 3:39 a.m. on July 19. A speck of sand was in the corner of my eye, and as I took it out I yawned like a dog. I stretched my arms out tiredly. A … Continue reading

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