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Hoping for Change

When Pope Francis was recently elevated to his position as head of the Catholic Church, I was initially pleased. After all, I graduated from a Catholic university where I met some amazing and progressive Jesuit priests. Francis’s Jesuit beginnings gave me hope that he could be a forward-looking pope. Within a day of his election, … Continue reading

Ancient Goddess, Modern Problems

Last week, my husband and I snuck away to see ACT Theater’s adaptation of the epic Indian story, Ramayana. Ramayana tells of the heroic deeds and journey of Rama, one of the incarnations of the deity Vishnu. Rama weds a woman that he loves dearly, the princess Sita. Although Rama is much beloved by his … Continue reading

The Safety Net

It was a hard week in Seattle this week. On Wednesday, a man opened fire in a funky neighborhood café, killing 4 people who were drinking their morning coffee. He then killed a 5th because he wanted her car, before he turned his gun on himself. This followed last week’s killing of a dad literally … Continue reading

Completely Off Target

Completely Off Target

Usually I enjoy browsing through the Sunday paper. But this morning it was like a splash of cold water in my face.  And I’m not talking about the depressing headlines in the front section, nor the regressive editorial positions that the Seattle Times continues to spew. Nope, today it was the Target ad. I don’t … Continue reading