How to Be, Not Do, in Fascinating El Salvador

I woke early to the singular sweet clarion call of a tropical bird. Soon the morning doves filled in with their baseline organ drones and countless high-pitched chirps filled in…

A Terrific Way To Welcome Immigrants Video

Are you frustrated with the current administration’s efforts to make immigrants feel afraid and unwanted?  Do you wish there was a way to assert the traditional American value of welcoming…

How to Fill Your Life with Interesting People

I had just settled down to watch the Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving NeverLand, when I received a text that dramatically changed the course of my evening. “Just learned that one…

Detention Should Not Be For Victims of Crime

The original point of immigration detention was to keep Americans safe from dangerous criminals. But in our zeal to protect ourselves, the United States is imprisoning a group of people…

How to Build a Big Beautiful Wall of Compassion

Finding themselves angry about the hateful and wasteful border wall dominating our national consciousness, the Modern-Day Church Lady and her church decide to build a wall of compassion instead. “Good…

In Children’s Detention, a Birthday is a Bad Day

The news is full of outrage about the inhumane treatment of unaccompanied minors from Central America. However, there is one equally terrifying aspect of their journey that is being overlooked. …

Who You Need for Sparkling Holiday Conversation

It was the ultimate parental shaming. Bored at a Thanksgiving several years ago, my son decided to video the torpid pace of our holiday conversation. No one comes out particularly…