Robert C. Koehler, a Chicago reporter and editor for over 30 years, proudly calls himself a peace journalist. He has won numerous awards for his writing and, since 1999, has written a nationally syndicated column on politics and current events for Tribune Media Services. His new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, has recently been published by Xenos Press. The book is a collection of essays fused into several narratives. They run the gamut from the highly personal (dealing with grief, the death of his wife, single parenting) to the acutely political. The book is about the quest for both inner and outer peace and the urgency of both. His columns, along with information about his book, are available at commonwonders.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.