In Defense of Extremism

In Defense of Extremism

February 12th, 2014

I am frustrated with the widespread mental habit of equating being “extreme” with rigidity or fundamentalism. Being “extreme” simply denotes having a view that is towards the ends of a bell curve. Many current mainstream id[Continue Reading...]

A Wolf at the Gate (an update as the campaign winds down)

A Wolf at the Gate (an update as the campaign winds down)

February 7th, 2014

Almost a month has passed since I launched a Kickstarter campaign for my next book project, A Wolf at the Gate. Compelled by my love for my son and a growing desire to impart radical nonviolent values (in a non-boring way) it[Continue Reading...]

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Kickstarter Campaign for “A Wolf at the Gate”

January 13th, 2014

This weekend, I launched the Kickstarter campaign for my newest book project, A Wolf at the Gate.

My son Jonas turns 6 in March. At night, he nestles into the curve of my right arm to delight in our latest literary adv[Continue Reading...]

The Calendar Heist

The Calendar Heist

December 20th, 2013

On December 4, Jesus Radicals posted an anonymous submission called Calendar Grrlz. The first-person story recounts how three people took $2000 worth of sexist calendars from a mall kiosk in Georgia and replaced them with sig[Continue Reading...]

On Apathy and Compassion

On Apathy and Compassion

December 10th, 2013

When I was 17 years old, I became the primary caregiver for my dying mother. She had emphysema. Eventually a lung collapsed and she was hospitalized. Only then did she quit smoking.

At the time, it didn’t seem that overwhe[Continue Reading...]

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