I came to Africa with mixed motives. I came because I love my Arab refugee friends and I wanted to … More
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
A few days ago, I was thinking back to my freshman year at college. Back then, bravery meant trying a … More
Have you ever noticed that Santa’s not the only one keeping a naughty list? Just scroll through the headlines on your news app or watch a few late night comedy clips. We all have them—personal lists, collective lists.
I’ve been thinking a lot about sides lately. Israel vs Palestine. Muslim vs Christian. Republican vs Democrat. There are a lot of walls, literal and figurative… and no matter what side you’re on, it’s easy to vilify and flatten your opponents.
W. H. Auden once wrote, “For me, as for many others, the reading of detective stories is an addiction like … More
Sit tight folks—it’s time to take on the purity movement. If I had a YouTube channel, this would be a … More
Before I left the states, I took an online orientation course through my company. In one of the units, we … More
In the middle of a marathon week at school, I sat down for my first round of parent-teacher conferences. In … More
Written October 2016, Revisited December 2018 The Chancel Tapestry You gaze out from your textile window, serene. You—crowned in red … More