Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine is a phrase that describes this writer’s life a bit too perfectly. Right now, I’m at a feast. A cornucopia of rich goodies—like literary chicken makhini, kung pao bean curd, cottage pie...

Really, Really Pretending: Bowling Green

There is a Baha’i prayer that invokes aid from God ”to refute what is vain and false.” Since Baha’is are also not to participate in partisan politics, finding a balance between these two mandates can...

News, Fluff and Damn Fluff

I use a news aggregator to ping me with breaking news stories. My sources run the gamut from NPR to Fox to CNN to the AP News to The Guardian to DailyMail to Breitbart to...

There’s a Bimbo on the Cover … Seriously.

When I was asked to submit stories for a collection of my favorite short fiction as part of my being a Windycon Guest of Honor, I had originally intended to entitle the collection The Existence of...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Six

The following is the entirety of Part IV of The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue. The responsibility for the achievement of racial peace and unity in the United States rests upon both...

Book Release! TAMINY in Trade Paperback!

If you’re one of those people who thinks eBooks are for über-nerds, who loves to hold a physical book in their hands, smell the paper, feel the glossy cover (ooh, shiny!), and delight in words that don’t...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Five

A frequent refrain in media, in social networking memes and posts, in political rhetoric and in classrooms is that the United States is the greatest nation on Earth. It has also been called a grand...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Four

This is the fourth in a series of essays that use, as their centerpiece, the statement on race unity released some years ago by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States: The...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Three

In the last two paragraphs of Part I its statement The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States writes: For too much of its...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Two

The following is from the statement “The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue”, published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States. This is the national guiding body for...