Create Unlikely Allies

On Saturday I attended the Bar Mitzvah of my good friend’s son.  He was poised and eloquent as he read from the Torah and I enjoyed seeing him and other children whose height had surpassed my own in the last year.  Surprisingly our table conversation at the Kiddush wasn’t focused on the amazement of seeing how the kids had grown.  Rather the wonder and intrigue being discussed was Cindy McCain. Her recent advertisement which opposes California’s H8 turned heads and created a steady bubble of dialogue.  Because of her husband’s rejection of gay marriage, Cindy McCain was viewed as an unlikely ally for opponents of H8.

Lives of Service depend upon Lives of Support

Although I’m somewhat of a spiritual seeker, this blog is not about religion or religious viewpoints. But I confess that I was both incredulous and angry last week when a popular Christian tele-evangelist said that Haiti got what was coming to them.  They made a deal with the Mephistopheles?  I had to look the word up. Really Pat?  You believe that?  And you work to bring others around to that point of view? (more…)