Valentine’s Day: The Myth of Love and Desire

Illustration by Susan Drawbaugh

The most recent short lived celebrity marriage lasted only two weeks: Rachel Snider is filing for divorce from Terrell Owens, claiming he only married her for her money. Yet, in announcing her plans to divorce Terrell, Rachel says this of their relationship: “I really valued his love and friendship for 5 years. Out of the [Read More...]

The Truth about Thanksgiving: Why You Should Celebrate

The First Thanksgiving, 1621, painting by J.L.G. Ferris (1863-1930). Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (neg. no. LC-USZC4-4961)

The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history. James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me, 92. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving, as we take turns around the dinner table sharing why we are thankful, a sense of awkwardness settles in. The awkwardness is not [Read More...]

Longing for paradise: another view on heaven.

We long for paradise. It’s as if something deep down cries out within us and reminds of how it used to be, or at least how its meant to be. We long for a state of existence where pain isn’t in our vocabulary. Where strife, war, anger, lust, hurt don’t have the last word. [Read more...]


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