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David Chrisinger's essays and articles published in various print publications as well as websites.

In the Shadow Hod on Okinawa

In the Shadow of an Unanswered Question

About seven years ago, I started asking questions again, looking for answers. I was tired of the silence and the secrets. The most tired I’d ever felt.

More Gentile Than Grim: Letters Home from World War I

More Gentile Than Grim: Letters Home from World War I

After we finished analyzing the last batch of letters, a quiet hush fell over the classroom. For a few moments I could see the students processing the material, eac...

The Rules Do Not Apply - Hod at Fort Sheridan

The Rules Do Not Apply

The stories we tell ourselves sometimes feel to me like new clothes we need to try on in the fitting room before taking them home. Some don’t fit as well as we’...

9.11 Roses
The War House

Talking with a 9/11 Witness Helped Him Connect with History

As I walked into the main exhibit space in bedrock, one of the people in our tour group started to talk to me about that day and what he remembered.

Team RWB

Why are you here? Storytelling and Leadership in Saving Private Ryan

Who are you? Why are you here? There may come a time when you’ll need to tell a story that answers those two questions. Will you be ready?