Editorial

The Clear Choice

The Clear Choice

In less than five weeks our nation will elect its next president and recent polls suggest that a Trump Presidency is a very real prospect. It is frightening to think of this possibility and terrifying to think that one-half the country actually thinks of him as the...
Master Storyteller: Nilita Vachani

Master Storyteller: Nilita Vachani

 Nilita Vachani is a master storyteller who crafts narratives about those who live in the shadows of society. Giving voice to the voiceless is a thread of commonality that runs through her work. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she was recently feted for her...
Life is Good!

Life is Good!

As I watch the sunflowers in my backyard move gently in the breeze, I remember spending time with my mother just a few months ago, planting seeds in trays. We filled the trays with potting mix, placed seeds in tiny holes by making slight indentations with the thumb...
It’s Not You, It’s Me

It’s Not You, It’s Me

“Bullshit is everywhere. There is very little that you will encounter in life that has not been, in some ways, infused with bullshit.” Those words formed the opening of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show exit monologue. As breakup speeches go, Stewart’s was delightfully wry and...
Rapists Aren’t Victims

Rapists Aren’t Victims

Sometimes it’s just 20 minutes of action behind a dumpster. Sometimes it’s just the time it takes to go up and down an elevator. But lives are “deeply altered” nonetheless. The father of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault made headlines...
Being the Best

Being the Best

I have lately been reading passages from  Marcus Aurelius’ book The Meditations. I have a third hand copy of this classic written by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus who recorded, judged and analyzed his own motivations  over the course of twenty years. It...