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The Mystic

The Mystic

“My soul went into the desert, never to come back again.” “My daughter went into the desert, never to ...
In Search Of Hemingway

In Search Of Hemingway

“Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.” —The Temptations When Ernesto &ldqu...
Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Photos courtesy of Omar Shafi Khan Fresh off the defense of my doctoral dissertation, my husband and I took a trip to Ch...
Make sure to “hide your power level”

Make sure to “hide your power level”

The ugliest instances of today’s far-right resurgence — Charlottesville, the Muslim ban, the Quebec City mos...
A Paradise in Crisis

A Paradise in Crisis

The Male International Airport is unlike anywhere else in the Republic of the Maldives. When I landed in September, I sa...
Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

Baseball in Cuba – It’s a Home Run!

There are many religions practiced in Cuba, but the universal religion is baseball. Cuba and baseball have an inseparabl...
Hope Amid Europe’s Ticking Time Bomb

Hope Amid Europe’s Ticking Time Bomb

Greece was dying in the summer of 2013, and the drama around the event was as poignant as anything Sophocles has written...
Official Conservatism vs. The “Loonie” Right

Official Conservatism vs. The “Loonie” Right

Observers who warn against increasing levels of radical, far-right activism in the U.S. and Canada are often met with a ...



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