On Impotent Rage

I’m trying to process what happened. We all are. But we can’t even figure out what language to use. Was it a coup? An insurrection? A riot?  How could this have happened? How could a country that still makes everyone take their shoes off to get on an airplane after one guy failed to detonate … [Read more…]

People Are Multifacted

At the end of last year, I reported on a story involving Myanmar. The Southeast Asian country appeared before the U.N.’s highest court to face allegations of genocide for the country’s treatment of the Rohingya.  Appearing on behalf of her country was Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace prize winner who was kept under … [Read more…]

Moderation

The news, a Swiss self-help guru claims, is worse than alcoholism.  Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli wrote a piece called Avoid the News, which was a major inspiration for Dutch journalist Rob Wijnberg, who went on to found The Correspondent. That publication recently reprinted part of Dobelli’s essay.  “Today, I’m “clean”. Since 2010, I’ve been entirely … [Read more…]

I Want To Be A Millenial Nun

Highline, HuffPo’s long form magazine section, had an article this week by Eve Fairbanks about millennial nuns.  She writes:  And near the end of the 2000s, a half-dozen old friends I’d remembered as logical skeptics and trend-forward internet connoisseurs had become deeply religious. Some of them had been raised loosely Catholic, some had not. They … [Read more…]