The healing magic of a sundae

The healing magic of a sundae

And now for something completely different — and positive.Yes, it took some doing, but I found something to talk about this week that is not onl...

January 17th, 2018 |  


No one has been killed by Bigfoot, so we should thank Trump

No one has been killed by Bigfoot, so we should thank Trump

President Donald Trump has had one of the most successful first years in office of any president in the history of America.I know this because White H...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Remembering Joseph and Mary on the U.S.-Mexico border

Remembering Joseph and Mary on the U.S.-Mexico border

This weekend in San Diego and Tijuana, I gathered with hundreds at Friendship Park, which spans both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. We came together...

January 4th, 2018 |  


We navigated another year, that’s success

We navigated another year, that’s success

I love New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day celebrates the fact that we’ve shown up 365 days in a row. It’s a real accomplishment.It...

January 4th, 2018 |  


Our social structure is rigged

Our social structure is rigged

“It’s structure vs. agency,” my professor said to me, as if that cleared everything up.It didn’t. It was my first week of grad...

January 4th, 2018 |  


When’s the last time I’ll go home for Christmas?

When’s the last time I’ll go home for Christmas?

The time has come again for making spirits bright. Whether we’re singing Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad, the familiar cheer confirms the holid...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Cat’s pajamas and other signs of holiday endtimes

Cat’s pajamas and other signs of holiday endtimes

Your cat doesn’t want to wear pajamas. Really.This shouldn’t be a revelation to anyone who’s ever seen or met a cat. And yet there a...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


The real spirit of giving

The real spirit of giving

This special day got me thinking about America’s spirit of giving, and I don’t mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our ...

December 30th, 2017 |  


How 2018 will transport Americans back to 1968

There’s a difference between nostalgia and sober reflection. The arrival of 2018 will bring an unusually powerful cocktail of both: It marks a h...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Trump heats up the Mideast – but why now?

Trump heats up the Mideast – but why now?

Things were never hotter in the White House’s lesser-known oval-shaped room, the one down in the basement, than they were for 11 minutes Wednesd...

December 27th, 2017 |