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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.¬† You can find the link: here.        

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If I ever go to heaven

If I ever go to heaven, I will ask to meet Adam and I will tell him that I personally ate too much shit in life because of him and his wife eating the damn apple ūüôā These words were spoken by Khaled Tantawi, a pharmacy student in Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.¬† I […]

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In an eerie coincidence Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 1st, the same day as the launch of my novel, To Kill the Other, which is based on the attacks of 9/11. The coincidence became the reason for people to contact me and ask questions. Here are my reflections: It’s hard to disagree with […]

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This is not a secret that we learn from each other but if it comes to my students I always feel a certain unease knowing how much I enjoy learning in the classes I actually teach. I am paid for teaching not learning after all, right? I meet interesting people in my writing classes, they […]

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My house of many Buddhas

A friend of mine asked me a¬†questions: What is Buddhism in your life? At first I was very happy to have¬†the opportunity to think about it and to share my conclusions¬†with someone else.¬†¬†After all, Buddhism is my chosen way of living. Starting with¬†home: I live in a house of many Buddhas.¬† Some of them are […]

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Snow and Spirituality (cont.)

Who knows where a lunch can lead? In a previous post, I recalled¬†meeting Rabbi Martin Siegel of Columbia, Maryland, over conversation, sushi, tea, and minor questions like: What is spirituality? I wondered what Rabbi Martin¬†thought of my blog post on that conversation, and he has kindly replied. But not in the way you might think. […]

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Sushi and spirituality

Today I had lunch with my dear friend, Mike, his wife, Lois, and their friend Rabbi Siegel.¬† Yes, the famous Rabbi, who in the 70s denounced his congregation’s materialism and shallow religious convictions. We ate sushi and talked about spirituality. What does it really mean? How to define it? After an hour and many cups […]

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