How I process the news

I’m not sure if there is more to be concerned about in the world or if the ubiquitous access to information makes it seem that way. Either way, I’ve found that I have to regularly upgrade my information sources and my filtering strategies. Simultaneously,...

An Election Day Perspective

Tomorrow is election day in the United States. I confess, I am suffering from campaign fatigue. I will be glad when we know the results and can move on. Don’t get me wrong, I care who wins. Nancy and I cast our ballots two weeks ago before she left for SE Asia....

Foundations of Economics

One of my daughter’s former professors at Grove City College recently wrote an economics text book. (Foundations of Economics, Shawn Ritenour) Because of Laura’s respect for this professor, I decided to purchase a used copy of the book and read it. I...

9/21 World Peace Day

Today, September 21, is designated the¬†International Day of Peace by the United Nations. The UN is calling for “a total cessation of hostilities around the globe.” I share this vision. Doesn’t every responsible person dream of a day of no war...

Do most Muslims support terrorism?

I have met Muslims in South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and North America. My experience is that most Muslims are gentle and hospitable people. Why is it, then, that they appear so different in the media? Why do so many of the...