Finding God in a Walk on the Beach

It is 6:30 in the morning, and I find myself in a hotel room at the beach with five relatives sure to sleep another three hours and a baby who refuses to sleep another minute. So I get ready quietly and do the only thing I can think to do—take the baby on a walk. … Continue reading Finding God in a Walk on the Beach

Lessons on Liberty from Egypt

“Is that the Salem Fair, mommy?” my five year-old son asks. The flat screen in our living room broadcasts roaring crowds gathered in Tehrir Square, Cairo, as fireworks explode in the night sky. “No, sweetie. It’s Egypt. They’re getting a new government. Again.” The timing is ironic, but perhaps instructive. As we prepared to celebrate … Continue reading Lessons on Liberty from Egypt