As a registered Bahá'í in the United States, I am automatically subscribed to The American Bahá'í, a magazine that talks about continuing developments regarding the growth of the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. In any case, my latest issue of The American Bahá'í came in a plastic bag with a label affixed to it from … Continue reading “The American Baha’i” merges with… “Automania?”
Soundtrack in my head: The Alarm, "The Stand" I received my Bachelor's in Political Science many moons ago, and for most of the period since then, I have struggled with my feelings about politics, social justice, and political activism. This inner struggle has only intensified since I became a Bahá'í. To document the evolution of … Continue reading a message about justice found underneath the couch, wrapped in cellophane
Soundtrack in my head: Green Day, "American Idiot" geralt / Pixabay We're down to less than sixty days before the finish of the chest-beating, truth-twisting, anything-but-informative ritual know as the American presidential election and the respective political conventions. As a both a Bahá'í and the holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, I'm a … Continue reading everything we know about politics is wrong (spitting out the political conventions kool-aid version)
Soundtrack in my head: Melanie, "Lay Down" JonKline / Pixabay I came up with the phrase "A Hundred Hands Will Catch You" based on a line from a poem I wrote years ago. I knew that the title would catch people's attention and make people think, but it has always occurred to me that it … Continue reading working with those hundred hands that could potentially catch you in the future
Soundtrack in my head: Liz Phair, "Supernova" I snapped this photo of an early morning sunrise over Green Lake as I found myself up early on a Saturday morning at the Baha'i Conference with nothing to do but reflect. There has been a lot for me to reflect on and think about as I've made … Continue reading a fire but no owie at the Baha’i conference
I'm sitting on a bench in Tenney Park in Madison as I look out over Lake Mendota and hammer this post out on my Android phone. My phone said 54 degrees Fahrenheit as I walked out the door for my morning walk. Cold for an August morning but perfect weather for me as I walk … Continue reading the ides of August
Soundtrack in my head: Tommy Roe: "Dizzy" Being busy seems to make it more difficult to live a simple life. Trying to combine part-time grad school with a full time job is leading me to burn-out. I don't see how I could do two or three more years of this. Plus, next semester, I will … Continue reading leap into a simple life
Ben_Frieden / Pixabay I thought it would be great to restart a blog during the six hours that the "leap days" on the Western and Baha'i calendars overlap. Ayyam-i-ha on the Baha'i calendar refers to days that don't belong to any of the other nineteen months (of nineteen days each)--they are extra days (four most … Continue reading the way things are meant to be?