My New Tattoo

The lotus in Buddhism represents the purity and beauty that arises from the mud.

Of Lunacy and Rabid Dogs

Originally posted on undercoverBAT's Blog:
?? “[The] idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America — it is nothing less than lunacy.” –Senator Ted Cruz M enters my classroom on the first day of school tall and quiet and skinny. His eyes carry a haunted expression.? M is…

Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Bubby

So many of us who live in relative affluence act as though we earned it on our own and resist the obligation to help today’s immigrants. We in the developed nations pretend that we owe none of our success to the refugees in our family trees who sacrificed to make a better life for us. We…

American Capitalism Ain’t All Bad

Buddhism teaches that there is no this without that. There’s a bright side to American capitalism that might not exist without the dark side.