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This Advent, What Are You Waiting For?

We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we want, we want it now. Pay-per-view. One-click shopping. Smart phones. Drive-through restaurants.
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Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I

Anxiety set in for many people in Haiti long before Dec.
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The DREAM Act is Not Amnesty

As members of Congress debate the DREAM Act once again, opponents of the act are again attacking the legislation as "
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My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "Simple Living Becomes
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Friday Links Round Up: Hackers. Slow Motion. Snow.

Hackers. Slow Motion. Snow. Here’s a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:

  • Random Hacks of Kindness: a two-day competition of more than 1,000 software engineers solving problems that arise during humanitarian crises.
  • Restaurateur Jean-Gorges Vongerichten’s half-Korean wife, Maria Vongerichten, has a new PBS show called “The Kimchi Chronicles,” in which she eats her way through South Korea.
  • What happens when you put a slow-motion camera on a fast moving train? Watch.
  • Jim Wallis says it best: DREAMS should not be illegal.
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A Letter To My Son: Welcome to the In-Between

This is a letter to my son that I am not sure he will understand now, but it is one that I hope he will look back upon to give clarity to some moments of confusion and exclusion.
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Middle East Martyr-Christians

One of the most precious artifacts I have in my office isn't an ancient coin or oil lamp. It is a business card. From northern Iraq.
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The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for
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Millions More for Millionaires

I have to admit that the estate tax is one of my favorite things to rant about.
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The World Cup, BBC, and Corruption

As an Australian with great love for my adopted home in London, I have been following with interest the bid by England to host the 2018 Worl
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