I feel like I've fallen down a bit on the job promoting Because the Angels the last few days. Partly it's because of the school shooting in Newtown, CT. It seems callous to promote a novel after someting like that. Although when I said as much in my Facebook status, my brother took up the reins in a comment and promoted it for me.
One of the things I value about working with Christian Peacemaker Teams is that I get to work with people of different ages, and one of the benefits of that, is that I get to learn how to use social media.
Last spring, my novel Because the Angels appeared in paperback. I wrote about the spiritual circumstances of its genesis in Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the Angels.
This is a bit dated, since I haven't been able to read normal size print without pain since about 2000, but I thought it was still worthwhile as a reference. The un-annotated works are mostly sources from Dr. Jane Adas. It also chronicles my own growth--I'm a bit embarrassed by the naivete of expressed in some of the annotation I wrote in the mid-1990s.
Abboushi, W.F. The Unmaking of Palestine. Brattleboro, VT. Amana Books, 1990.
I missed the perfect photo yesterday, because an ISM volunteer got in my way.
We were monitoring the Saturday afternoon settler tour, during which heavily armed soldiers accompany sympathizers of the Hebron settlers through the Old City. Often in the past, I've seen soldiers make a real effort to periodically move the tour groups to allow the residents of the Old City to pass to their homes, but there's a new Paratroopers brigade in town and they weren't allowing anyone by.
The chance to catch my breath hasnâ€™t happened yet. I meant to give a blow by blow account of the interrogation at the airport, but then I lost my passport, so there have been the adventures dealing with that, and then today I almost found the passport but then had my wallet stolen.
Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the AngelsJuly 22nd, 2011
Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the Angels
by Kathleen Kern
[Note: the following is an account written by Cliff Kindy about his deportation from Israeli in January 2011.]
Another week in Hebron; another unpleasant Saturday night.
I can't believe that this coming Thursday evening I will be finishing my stint with CPT. It's hard to remember everything that's happened in the last week, so I guess I'll go by pictures. Last Sunday, I stayed with friends in Jerusalem
I'm basically putting this release on my blog, because we've already put the photos up in the photo gallery, and it may be a few days before this article appears on CPTnet. So for those who would like a preview: