Of Fruit, Farmers, and a Free Press

A few years ago, I came across this gem of a headline in the Arab News: So...it turns out that not all fertilizers are equal. Human waste makes your lettuce smell and taste like doo-doo. Noted. And when it comes to irrigation, best just stick to water. As much as I appreciated the gardening tips … Continue reading Of Fruit, Farmers, and a Free Press

Too Tender to Tease: The Case for Holding Religious Insults Back

In my last post I talked about why we should let religious insult go, rather than fight back. This week I want to flip the pancake over, and I'm going to invite my trio of grandbabies to help me: Two more are on the way. Five little cousins, all within two and a half years. … Continue reading Too Tender to Tease: The Case for Holding Religious Insults Back

Too Big to Hurt: The Case for Letting Religious Insults Go

I have heard the word "sarcastic" used to describe my sense of humor. Au contraire, I say. Sarcastic is saying the opposite of what you mean, as in "Now that was smart," meaning, "That was so stupid that saying it was stupid is stupid itself." I, on the other hand, am irreverent. Irreverent is thinking … Continue reading Too Big to Hurt: The Case for Letting Religious Insults Go