Category: Politics

  • Moved by Exhibits: Being Political

    For some reason being in Philadelphia is getting me in touch with my political nature. This evening, the ACRL 2011 conference reception was held at the National Constitution Center. Rather than spend time smoozing and drinking, I visited a few exhibits on my own and glad I did. I love this country. I’m happy and […]

  • 400 Monastics Being Forcefully Evicted Today

    Dear friends: the situation at Bat Nha Monastery in Vietnam (also known as Prajna Temple) has become very critical. There are about 400 young monastics currently being evicted from the monastery by the Vietnamese government and local police. You can learn a bit more from a recent New York Times article called Tensions Rise as […]

  • Today I Have 20 Years Sober, Thank You

    It was twenty years ago today that I took my last drink of alcohol. I was 21-years old at the time and it was my third or fourth attempt at stopping. Today I am living on grace, and though I don’t speak publicly of this very often, I want everyone to know how proud I […]

  • Love, Equal Rights, and Gay Marriage

    Today I am struggling. In fact, I have been struggling since before the national election. I don’t understand the opposition to gay marriage and how Proposition 8 passed in California. Growing up, as a Mennonite, I was taught that love was of the highest nature. I see Christ as a true revolutionary who reached out […]

  • Political Positions – Election 2008

    Let’s start with the biggie. I am a registered Green, and proud of it, and I swore not to vote for a Democrat (or a Republican) in a presidential campaign again. However, the time has come for me to change my mind and vote for Obama. I hope you will too. Because we live in […]