The U.S. has fallen woefully short of providing an ecology of care for those most in need. And I have fallen short of creating an ecology of care for my loved ones, including the one who took their own life. What more might have I done to support this person, to assure this person that their life was a gift of great value?Read More »
What You Should Know Before Becoming Homeless
Before becoming homeless, you should know that people will not treat you as a full human being with needs, rights and sensibilities akin to those of the rest of the human race.Read More »
Ask a Muslim: What Are the Fasting Rules for Non-Muslims During Ramadan?
Fasting in Ramadan is not an obligation for non-Muslims. If you miss a fast, then you do not need to worry about making it up.Read More »
A Mustache Is a Mustache
The mustache is the new, hip form of facial hair for American men. And the size, shape, texture and twist of the mustache is the key to a man’s personality. In this hip new world, the mustache is supposed to send a message.Read More »
Spiritual Growth: A Lifetime Journey for Us All
As I grew, I started attending church, where I was confirmed at age 15. By 17, I found myself questioning my beliefs. During the congregational affirmation, I stopped abruptly after saying, “I believe…” I didn’t believe, and I was honest enough to admit it. Thus began my 12 years of agnosticism.Read More »
Mental Health: Which Kingdom Will I Seek?
All the experiences we have come to classify as mental health disorders are real. However, despite their being real, I sometimes question the emphasis that ought to be placed on them.Read More »