The Truth? We Can’t Handle It

The courtroom is silent as the old military man gathers himself. Every eye is on him. He is either a courageous hero or a misguided fool. The courtroom is silent as the young lawyer stands waiting. Every eye is on him. He is either a courageous hero or a misguided fool. Finally, the old military […]

Questions For God (Since It’s The End Of The World)

A man in California says the world will end tonight at 6:00 PM. As a card-carrying member of Generation X, the official generation of skepticism, snark, and relentless doubt, I feel compelled to say: Meh. I know I’ve written about this the last couple of days, but it’s the predominant topic on everyone’s mind. Personally, […]

And Justice For All?

No, I’m not talking about the Metallica album. Nor the Declaration of Independence. I’m talking about a little girl in my community named Mayra Ortiz. She’s fourteen years old, the daughter of an American citizen, and she’s in danger of being deported. How, you ask? Simple: a combination of bureaucracy, misfortune, and the selfishness of […]

Children Need A Legacy Of Dreams

Spend enough time with small children and you’ll learn an awful lot about the power of the imagination. My daughter has dual citizenship in the real world and her dream world, and she’s not alone: watch most kids who are younger than second or third grade and you’ll see that the worlds they inhabit aren’t […]