The great challenge of Burmese democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi, “Use your liberty to promote ours”...Read More
Zacchaeus is NOT my favorite character in scripture. The guy is a stumpy conman, wheedling his way through life. Corrupt. Unlikable. Nasty.
Too bad he's my grandfather.
And he might be yours too.Read More
How we understand poverty determines how we engage with the poor.
My friend Sam is too young and unstable to have a kid. Now she's pregnant. She is with a guy who drinks and gambles when he gets money. She dropped out of high school, and her job prospects are not rosy.Read More
The ongoing fight against
Obamacare, the ridiculous obsession with disparaging the important role
of government in a society, and endless quest to try to make Government
as small as possible is surely a symptom of dementia.
Because I live in the country you Republicans are striving for. It's called Cambodia.Read More
I perched on the plastic stool and nodded towards the broad black sewer that runs along the edge of the slum where I live.
"Is that canal dangerous?" I asked innocently, simply meaning to make conversation.
The woman's eyes filled with tears and I realized I had asked the wrong thing.Read More