So Similar, So Different

    Readers often ask: Why do I travel to places like Sudan or Myanmar when we Americans have so many challenges at home to worry about?

    As Janessa put it on my Facebook page: "Shouldn't we take care of the issues within our own borders BEFORE we try and fix everyone else's?"

    It's a fair question, and it comes up often now. We're weary with the world, and so many humanitarian problems seem insoluble. We're ready to turn inward.

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