Dear Layla/Welcome to Palestine: Table of Contents

by Mark Chmiel

Part One
Instant Message (4:32 a.m.)

Part Two
Cover Letter

Part Three
Roads/1
Modus Operandi/1
Invitation/1
Invitation/2
Lexicon/1
Being Present/1
What Some People Say/1
A Cup of Tea/1 (Fullness and Emptiness/1)
Lexicon/2
A Little Taste/1
Compromismo/1
Vows/1
Ode to Joy
Deep Speaking/1 (Deep Listening/1)
Roads/2 (A Day’s Work/1[Life under Occupation/1])
Being Present/2
The Bonds of Smoking (Checkpoint/1 [Life under Occupation/2])
Reading/1
Lexicon/3
Musical Accompaniment/1
Fullness and Emptiness/2
The Logic
Invitation/3
Songs
Elementary Maxims of U.S. American Satyagraha
Going for Broke
Risks
Serendipity and Serenity
What Carla Whispered to the Mirror at Night
Compromismo/2
What Henry Gradually Learned in Guatemala
A Day’s Work/2 (Checkpoint/2 [Life under Occupation/3])
Deep Speaking/2
Life under Occupation/4 (The Arab Mind)
A Little Taste/2
Touching a Nerve/1
How Henry Would Wake Up/1
Life under Occupation/5
Facing the Facts
Negative Capability
Names (Sleepless/1)
Olives/1
What Some People Say/2 (A Random Sample from Henry’s E-Mail)
Worthy and Unworthy Victims
Note Slid under the Door
Solidarity/1 (A Little Taste/3)
Never Again (The Realists Chat Together [The Way It Looked in 1973/1])
The Way It Looked in 1973/2 (Life under Occupation/6)
Scenes from the Classroom/1
What Nourishes Active Rebellion (A Little Taste/3 [Subversive/1])
Products/1
Scenes from the Classroom/2
Postcard from Los Angeles
Timing/1 (Insertion/1)
Warning (Reading/2)
Compromismo/3 (Reading/3)
Scenes from the Classroom/3
Faces/1 (A Letter from Prison)
At Graduation
Masks
A Little Bit of Panic
Olives/1
Checkpoint/3 (Life under Occupation/6)
Think Small
Daydream/1 (Jesus/1 [Touching a Nerve/3])
Hand-Written Note Found Tucked in The Chomsky Reader
Deep Speaking/2
Lexicon/4 (Intifada)
Internationalista (Daydream/2)
Opening up the Imagination/1
Photo Meditation
What an Aged Holocaust Survivor Said to a Young Israeli Soldier (Checkpoint/4)
Roads/3
Two Tasks Listed on an Index Card Kept in a Back Pocket (Negative Capability/2)
Episodes/1
Clueless
Rant/1
To Do List/1
They Must Have Missed the Cultural Sensitivity Training Session
Accompaniment
Reading/4
The Real Work
Bulldozers/1 (Satisfaction/1 [A Day’s Work/3{Life under Occupation/7}])
Ramzi’s Anguish
Permission/1 (Life under Occupation/8]
The Trial (Life under Occupation/9]
Numerous as the Grains of Gazan Sand ((Life under Occupation/10)
Rant/2
The Corporeal Truth
Ordinary Joy
Report from the Front Lines of the Demographic Battle
Postcard from Gaza/1
Forgetting/1 (Life under Occupation/11)
Incredulity
Ramadan (Guests)
Bulldozers/2 (Permission/2 [Life under Occupation/12])
Q & A
Subversive/3
Sleepless/2 (Life under Occupation/13)
The Military-Corporate-Academic Complex
Forgetting/2 (Life under Occupation/14)
Dreams of Exile (Life under Occupation/15)
How to Generate a New Generation of Resisters
To Do List/2
Note from Ramallah
Cup of Tea/2 (Compromismo/4
Postcard from Gaza/2 (Faces/2)
Solidarity/2
Abu Razi Speaks
Death under Occupation (Children)
A Season in Hell
Unbearable (Postcard from Gaza/3)
When Wretched, Turn to the Russians
Miracle in Gaza
Coming Home (Dislocation [Advice from a Young Anarchist])
Yeshayahu
Fairuz/1
Arabic Mantra
Corporate Citizen/1 (Products/2)
Invitation/4
The Next Step (Faces/3)
Shimmelstoy’s Way 5.27.2013
Scenes from the Classroom/4
What Would Gandhi Do?
That Legendary Arab Hospitality
Lexicon/5 (Availability/1)
Soul-force (Compromismo/5)
Deep Looking
When Grades Are Everything
Faces/4 (Theory and Practice/1)
The Bitter Truth
Ahimsa/1
Reading/5
Remembering/1 (Vows/2)
Given the Transition Ahead
When Grades Are Less than Everything
Balance
Denial
The Conclusion to Steve Kiley’s Homily before He Went to the Holy Land (Jesus/2)
Availability/2
A Pope/1
Troublemakers/1
Theory and Practice/2
Reading/6 (Fairuz/2 [Faces/6])
How Henry Would Wake Up/2
Whatever Gets Her through the Night
Corporate Citizen/2 (Products/3)
Minute Particulars (Olives/2)
Reading/7 (Subversive/4)
A Pope/2 (Opening Up the Imagination/2
An Excerpt from The Homily That Raised a Ruckus at St. Ignatius Church (Opening up the Imagination/3)
A Concerned Jesuit Scholar Tries to Talk Sense into Steve Kiley
Blame Shmlame
Anti-American
Email from Jerusalem
The Way It Looked in 1923
Insertion/2
Safa and the Marine Face to Face in the Parking Lot (Ahimsa/2)
Hospitality
Timing/2
Episodes/2 (How to Sleep at Night)
Modus Operandi/2
What Matters/1(Vows/3)
The Path of Learning
The Path of Language (Compromismo/6)
Kafka Postcard from Prague
How I Lifted Shahnawaz’s Spirits
Timing/3
Remembering/2
Reading/8 (Theory and Practice/3 [Interference])
Mozart Notecard from Vienna (Musical Accompaniment/2)
Sabine Laserstein’s Dream (A Week after Seeing My Name is Rachel Corrie)
One Person Can Change Everything for Us
Confess Your Hidden Faults
Soul Mate (What Matters/2)
Scenes from the Classrooms/5
What Sharif Said Very Calmly to Sabine and Her Teammates in Balata Refugee Camp
A Message Left on Voice Mail
The Refreshing Candor of Sharooq
In the Future
Loss
Glocal Comrades
Softening
What to Do/1
What to Do/2
Out of the Blue
What Dr. King Would Say
Nondiscrimination
Two of the Most Welcome Words
Timing/4
Invitation/5
An Exchange
What Carla Whispered to Me
Ripples
The Circle of Life

Part Four
Invitation/6
Roads/4

Notes

Acknowledgements

Gratitudes

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