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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Below is my response to Sandy Rios, the talk show host of the American Family Association, for her recently publicized remarks that “God will even the score” against Obama and gays soon enough.   I wrote the following response in an attempt to address why there is so much anger and hatred...
mailrangam-venkataraman's picture
  Never fan enmity as it is dangerous It may lead to severe blood-shed Instead use kindness to forgive That alone is the safest action   Anger is not at all a good trait As it will destroy a whole clan It will annihilate peace of mind Affecting the future generation   Killing,...
cynthia-neale's picture
I have just returned from an idyllic and peaceful kayaking vacation in the Finger Lakes. During this time, I didn’t watch, read, or listen to the news, but now I’m home, back to work, and watching, reading, and listening. And there is much to wail over (as usual, it seems), but when I read...
g-kasten's picture
You can hate someone, and be perfectly justified in your hatred. But if you can find some way to love them despite it all, it feels a whole lot better.
allan-goldstein's picture
Once upon a time, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, there came a great famine.  Many families went hungry, many lost their homes, and even the rich put out the begging bowl.             Feed us, said the fat to the thin, for without us the land shall surely die.  And the frightened...
dale-estey's picture
DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #69: We Are All Savages Inside Dear Sugar, I’m jealous. I’m jealous of people who succeed at what I do (write literary fiction). I’m jealous of them even if I love them or like them or respect them. Even when I pretend to be happy when my writer friends get...
sherry-jones's picture
Here's the text of my speech at Portland State University Friday, Oct. 29: As the author of two novels about the Prophet Muhammad and his controversial bride A’isha bint Abi Bakr, I know something about hate. I know something about fear. Some people hate me because they think I’m an Islamophobe....
leslie-musoko's picture
We had just left work on a sunny afternoon and a close friend of mine offered to give me a ride home. We chatted comfortably as we left the office discussing the events at work as one normally does. At this time of my life I would say I was aware of the spiritual world but did not have enough self...
sam-barry's picture
Recently I met a young woman on a flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. She was a cute, vivacious, blond-haired high school senior. She reminded me of my daughter Laura, who is one year younger. The girl had been accepted to Yale and Harvard, and we discussed the pros and cons of going to one...
talia-carner's picture
This Passover, as we celebrate our ancestors’ freedom from slavery, we reconnect through our most important holiday with our centuries-long traditions. It is incumbent upon us to contemplate the broader concept of freedom and what it means to us as individuals, as members of our immediate...