The Truth About Santa

The Truth About Santa

Most of my childhood friends received the standard information about Santa— how he gets into houses without a chimney (magic), what happens if you aren’t a good boy or girl (coal) and how he covers so much ground in a single night (a combination of superhuman speed...
On Not Becoming What We Hate

On Not Becoming What We Hate

I’ve touched the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a place where Jews weep in sorrow and pour out generational grief over the atrocities they have experienced.  I’ve also touched the West Bank Wall and heard the heartache and pain of Palestinians who have been displaced,...
The Ethics of Turner’s Rebellion

The Ethics of Turner’s Rebellion

Before exploring the ethics of Nat Turner’s four-day slave revolt, it is important to plainly state my position, lest, as so often happens, people refusing to carefully read my writings impose upon them what they think are my opinions so as to dismiss me or my...
Justice or Revenge?

Justice or Revenge?

Over 1,400 Israelis dead and 5,400 injured. Over 9,000 Palestinians dead and 22,000 injured. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” The protracted conflict between Israel and Palestine has come to war. The barbaric acts of...