About LJ

LJ is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, home of the BadBoy Gamma Gamma Chapter. He is a Palestinian/Honduran marketing professional, Spoken Word Poet, and Food Enthusiast born and raised in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He is currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also a contributor to the website www.StackedConcrete.com.

Splendor in the Sauce

In one of those rare moments where expectation and reality meet, my experience as a brother of SLB has been something akin to what the delegates of the United Nations General Assembly might look like if they got together every weekend to outdo one another in the kitchen, and stroll to Trap, Reggaeton, & Dancehall music.

A Brief Introduction to the Current Crisis in Gaza

Introduction There’s is a whole lot of attention being directed at the Middle East over the past few days, especially regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza between Israel and Palestinians. For some, it’s quite easy to be swept up by the rhetoric being tossed around in the media and get a bit confused over the […]

Bridging the Gap: The most valuable asset that you keep forgetting

We are often told that speaking a second language is an advantage especially when navigating the treacherous waters of the job market. The ability to communicate in a second language makes us attractive to employers for many reasons, and sometimes is enough to secure us a position.  This is very welcoming news for any young […]

Boston, Bombs, and Bigotry

When tragedy strikes in our country, it has an uncanny ability to bring us all together in a moment where we tear down any politically or socially constructed divisions and grieve together as a nation. During that rare moment, we are all the same people, sharing the same pain. There is no Black, White, Hispanic, […]

Why the Inauguration of President Obama will Besmirch the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, Monday January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama is being inaugurated into his second term as the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces and leader of this great nation. To many, it would only seem fitting that, on this momentous occasion, the president should take his oath of office on the Bible that once belonged […]