I was thinking about how our overseas “work” during the Global War on Terror came home, as it were, to our televisions with the placement of embedded journalists. These were newspeople who climbed into tanks and ran through the mountains … Read more
Changing an old conversation – Within the international development discourse, religion is sometimes seen as a retardant to growth and progress. A clear illustration might be the Catholic Church’s (my church) refusal to normalize safe-sex education in sub-Saharan Africa. Secular-minded … Read more
By the gallon.
Wine is a splendid beast
I’ve been a fan of it for years, but for the longest time the most I could say was that my drink was either definitely white or definitely red. I … Read more
I spent the last week of May in Chicago with the Faiths Act Fellows. For many, it was the first sight of each other since we parted ways back in September. Unfortunately, only 29 of the 30 Fellows were able … Read more
I’ve taken to eating giant salads at around 5 or 6 PM each day. It allows me to go light on lunch and avoid going to bed feeling too full. My estimate is that each such salad has … Read more
Not sure why I’ve chosen to post this today.
I am troubled, deeply, by the billions of people worldwide who will go to bed tonight hungry, fearful for their safety, or sick from disease. These days, it’s not worth mentioning … Read more
My office is on the 9th floor, so I can see about everything in the South Bay. Here’s some interesting weather patterns.… Read more
I really enjoy making beads out of polymer clay.
There, I said it.
Honestly, it’s a kind of meditation for me. Best of all, I can listen to things like podcasts and university lectures while I bead. Someday, I’ll make … Read more