Category Archives: Politics

Kamsahamnida (Thanks) for the Memories


“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” ~Lillian Smith Blurry-eyed, cramped, and restless, I tap out this post as we … Continue reading

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Featured Post at Provoketive: “Turning Up the Volume on the Muted Religious Left”


Guest posting seems to be my theme of the week, with posts at Urban Times and Alise Write earlier this week.  Today I have the featured post at Provoketive.  True to Provoketive’s mission to “provoke the reader’s imagination through conversation … Continue reading

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New Post at Urban Times: My Wish for the NATO Summit


In case you haven’t heard enough about the NATO Summit in Chicago lately, I have a piece in the Urban Times today – “My Wish for the NATO Summit: “Be the Change You Want to See in the World” – in … Continue reading

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My Heart Sank…and then lifted a little


When I heard on Tuesday night that North Carolina voted to enact an amendment to its state constitution that bans same-sex marriage, my heart sank.  My heart sank for all of the couples and families and children of same-sex relationships … Continue reading

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Facebook, Libya, and Taking a Risk


“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” ― Gustave Flaubert I have been writing on this blog for two months now and amount of things that I have learned have been monumental. There have been … Continue reading

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Do Celebrities Inspire Volunteerism?


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank We are a celebrity-obsessed culture.   We devour the contents of People, US Weekly and Life & Style (I, personally, experience … Continue reading

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Have They Ever Known…?


I recently read that the city council of Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago, had approved the development of Naperville Family Building Center, a fertility clinic run by Dr. Randy Morris that will provide in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility … Continue reading

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