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Today Hospitable

At first, the second phrase in Santiago’s slogan — hospitalaria hoy — doesn’t seem to fit into a discussion on Cuban politics.

Yet as we discover more and more of Cuba’s skewed, seemingly backwards economy, it becomes clear that Communism isn’t always to blame, but rather an ‘ism’ that we are actually much more familiar with: tourism. 976 more words

.JOSH

Seventh Day of Pesach

Pesach teaches us absolute certainties. Absolute separation between hametz and matzah echoes a total, unrelenting commitment to choosing good over bad, right over wrong, creating joy rather than sadness. 113 more words

“Clinging and Held”

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” ~ Psalm 63:8

False dichotomies – they’re everywhere.

In this political season I am already weary of Presidential candidates staking out their positions on the pressing issues of the day in strict… 2,087 more words

Soundings

Best Blog Posts 2015 (Politics & Economics)

We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily.

When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. 211 more words

Politics

Poetic Interlude: Pity Parting

Not

edgy
disciplined
savvy
traditional
ambitious
connected
radical
persistent

Enough.

Wordplay

The Danger of Hero Worship

Our world has lost an artist who inspired and affected people across age and cultural boundaries.  As we have mourned and reminisced over the loss of David Bowie, many of us have become aware of… 1,768 more words

The Most Contemptible Political Argument

We’ve all heard this “argument” over and over. It’s so common that I don’t even need to cite examples. It’s constantly used by left and right, and by religious believers of almost all stripes. 511 more words

Politics