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What it's like to be interrogated by the Chinese secret police

“I began to talk about Thoreau’s essay on civil disobedience, but quickly felt like a ridiculous pedant. What’s the point of talking about the virtues of civil disobedience in a Beijing police station?” 741 more words


A poem that I wrote that received the honor of being selected for the front page of NewBuddhist.com.

Writerwolven.com isn’t around anymore, but the video itself is still viable. 175 more words


Jul 12 - Nathan Söderblom

Nathan Söderblom
Archbishop of Uppsala + Ecumenist
12 July 1931

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From the Satucket Lectionary

Nathan Söderblom was born in Trönö, … 224 more words

Holy Women Holy Men

In the Land of the Vikings

With temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, it is summer time in Norway. Flowers of all hues are in full bloom. The birds and the bees are going about their daily chores with gay abandon. 578 more words

The European Diaries

[BOOKS] The Poverty of Benevolence

Fifty years of the Great Society have made things worse for blacks, not better.

A half-century ago, the Great Society promised to complete the civil rights revolution by pulling African-Americans into the middle class. 696 more words

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“Shut up,” said one netizen to another, “Don’t you want a Filipino to win the Nobel Peace Prize?”

That Filipino, of course, is President Aquino. And in the past few days, rumors have circulated that Malacañang is lobbying for him to receive the award for his role in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. 753 more words