A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR

A HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS   A hundred years ago today on June 28, 1914 “the shot heard round the world” was fired. 19 year old, Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Duchess Sophia while eating a sandwich. I am guessing it was cevapi ,purchased at a Read More …

THE FORGOTTEN SYRIA

THE FORGOTTEN SYRIA BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS Three years ago in the Spring of  2011 a group of  peaceful young protesters in Syria took to the streets demanding economic and political reform.  President Bashar al –Assad responded to the protests with deadly force. The conflict quickly turned into a civil war that has had grave consequences Read More …

WAIVING GOODBYE TO IRAQ

WAIVING GOODBYE TO IRAQ BY JENNIFER RAWLINGS     Soldiers in Iraq are packing up their rucksacks, turning in their Kevlar and helmets, cleaning their guns, and piling into C-130 aircrafts to fly home. On the long flight home many of the soldiers will pass the time on the flight talking about all the things Read More …

THE YELLOW RIBBON

(I initially wrote this article for CHANGE.ORG    and it appeared in the war/peace section on March 25th) By Jennifer Rawlings        This past weekend I was performing at a theatre in my hometown in Kansas. After the first show the other comedians and I went to a local bar to grab some horrible cardboard pizza and Read More …