Tag Archives: America

Camaraderie Out of Extremity – Gratitude in the Wake of the bin Laden Assassination


Last night, I was flying with my family back from Portland to Los Angeles. As we strapped ourselves into our seats and powered down our cell phones, a muffled voice came over the plane’s speaker system. “This is your captain … Continue reading

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The Blame Game – Why Finger-pointing is Inappropriate in Tucson’s Immediate Aftermath


An opaque fog still shrouds the entire affair, but in the aftermath of Tucson, the fingers are already pointing. A valuable quality during times like this these — days and weeks that follow events that we wish we could do … Continue reading

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Send it to the Nine


There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the proposal to build a large mosque and Islamic community center three blocks away from Ground Zero– the site of 9/11. The proposal has several high-profile proponents (such as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg) … Continue reading

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Polychrome


Last night, I returned from a seven-week trip that changed the way I look at the world on a political level, but also on a sociological and religious level. In the coming days, I’ll take a short hiatus from narrating … Continue reading

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