My Op-Ed: Lesson from the California wildfires: empathy for others, Baltimore Sun, 12/3/18

Helping our own means helping those who share our humanity, not just our citizenship. When the fire season is over in California and affected people are resettled and able to restart their lives, we will still have some 69 million fellow humans fleeing more catastrophic conditions.

David J. Smith, Baltimore Sun, 12/3/18

My latest Baltimore Sun op-ed addresses the need to have empathy for those regardless of situation who are facing displacement.  The California wildfires gives us a chance to think more broadly.

Click below to read the piece.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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