Book List Extraordinaire

Every serious reader or writer has a book list, the must-reads and re-reads, filled with the kind of book you open up when you’re having the worst day of your life, because after an hour of reading, you’re smiling and laughing, and the world is bright again. Often I...

Ghettos in Bulgaria

It’s been over three years, and I can still picture every tattered detail of the gypsy ghettos of Bulgaria. They reeked of poverty–a smell I had not yet experienced in America–the stench of sewage, mold, disease, filth. Everyday breaths for them, but...

10 Tenants of the Male Mindset

I’ve been a slow learner when it comes to guys and how they operate. But, after 23 years of living in an all-male household, I’m starting to catch on. It’s actually pretty simple. Whether the guy in your life is s a four-year-old boy or a seventy-year-old man, these...

Ruth & Naomi: A Story to Live By

Redemption is the act of buying back something or someone carrying tremendous debt. Redemption supplies the makings of a blockbuster story–a deliciously ironic ending and the resolution to a climactic dilemma of hopelessness and desperation. Throw in a few...

Changing lives in the favelas

Changing lives in the favelas The favelas of Sao Paulo only get running water every other day. Houses are constructed with make-shift walls, cement block, and aluminum siding, typically ranging from 2-4 rooms. Some are neat and clean, a tiny oasis midst a wretched...

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