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United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out

United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out, but should we follow suit instead?

Remembering 9/11

Mostly I was following my intuition here. Fear did not seem to play any part in this. At least not consciously.

Tashlich, 9/11, and Pastor Terry Jones

Tashlich is the practice of casting off transgressions at the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. Each bit of bread we throw into moving water symbolizes a quality or event or behavior we do not want to...

On not being Southern

I was determined to become a Yankee, and fixed my gaze steadily to the North—Chicago was about as far north as I could imagine at first, but as I learned more about geography, I found out there was al

American Journalist's Article Compares Canada to Nazi Germany

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.” I need to remember this because I’ve just read the most unbelievable, non-apologetic...

I'm Watching Hockey. Unprecedented. What if Canada Doesn't Win a Gold Medal in Hockey? Unthinkable.

I've actually never watched a hockey game, but I want Canada to win.  I heard the cheers on the street a minute ago when Canada scored its second goal. I was just at the gym where, a line of...

We Cannot Recognize Our Country

It was with both sorrow and a sense of profound relief that I read the editorial in today's NY Times, an editorial that bears reprinting in full, due to its dead serious portrayal of how bad things...