Breach of Privacy

When Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency was accessing metadata and message content from telecommunications companies concerning private individuals, Germany loudly complained about NSA spying through the use of such material. Now it appears that Germany’s protests were highly hypocritical – they have been doing the same thing.  The magazine Der Spiegel … Continue reading Breach of Privacy


Last Wednesday our office took a day for “reset.” Basically, this time was our version of spring housecleaning. My space, at least, desperately needed a make-over. I started from the top and worked my way down. The dust layered thickly on the tops of my bookcases. I threw out trash and re-organized my books, notebooks, … Continue reading Reset

Enough Evidence?

Today I received an email update about an Iranian muslim-turned-Christian who is imprisoned for his faith. Farshid Fathi was arrested in December 2010, convicted on March 5, 2012 for “acting against national security through membership of a Christian organization, collection of funds, propaganda against the Islamic Regime by helping spread Christianity in the country,” and … Continue reading Enough Evidence?

A Spiritual Klutz

Klutz (noun): a person who often drops things, falls down, etc. : a clumsy person.   Merriam-Webster Dictionary Have you ever watched a Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin movie? These gymnastic masters would trip, fall, and get entangled in all kinds of fantastic sight gags. Unfortunately, what they did deliberately, I do accidentally. I am … Continue reading A Spiritual Klutz