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An Open Letter to the average Indian in the times of divisive politics.

Lately, Hindu-Muslim tensions in India have been on the rise. There is a lot of friction caused due to the divisive politics.

In this environment, it is crucial to have a dialogue with both groups and find common ground. 85 more words


How Dare You!

Because it seems like such a timely and compelling message, I thought I’d share this podcast which, incidentally, features my eldest Grandson who cares passionately about the issues facing many of us today. 13 more words


Devil in a Blue Dress

Hello, people!

I cannot believe that this semester is almost over. I have two weeks of classes left (not including finals weeks) and of course they will go by soooooooo sloooooooooooooow. 304 more words

Book Reviews


Years ago, I finished directing my well attended second national writer’s conference, in Washington. After so much work it was time for me to get back to my writing. 475 more words


The last days of the billboards

The clock is ticking on our billboards so I drove up and down Central Avenue one last time to check them out. Any day now they will be replaced by the next campaign. 210 more words


Cleansed by Sarah Kane

*Caution! This post contains spoilers.*

This play is not for the fainthearted.

Cleansed is a roller-coaster journey of a group of inmates in an unusual institution. 207 more words

Notes on a Curious Verse: Alma 56:28

The Book of Mormon includes interesting insights into women and children that accompanies armies, possible military colonies, and the dual and ambiguous role it played in both promoting and diminishing Nephite security. 1,642 more words