The Unexpected

Wes Janzen and I walked the empty Saturday morning streets of Kyiv, turned down Shevchenko Street and into the National Arts building, heading up to the fourth floor. The door opened and we stepped into a room of some 200 women. Most seemed older than my 75 years, but I learned most were younger. A … Continue reading

Where yeast is a good metaphor

Pakistan got a black eye by instituting blasphemy laws and by a public outcry over its corresponding results. In effect a neighbor can cry out an accusation that you have blasphemed the prophet or defiled the Quran. This in minutes can escalate into mob rule resulting in a burned down house or death. I asked a businessman … Continue reading