Hunted for Trying to Protect the People: an Edward Snowden interview on Intercepted podcast

Listen to interview http://www.stitcher.com/s If the jury, if the American people, are forbidden from considering whether the crime itself is revealing the government's crime, how do you have a fair trial if the jury can't ask the question: well, who exactly is the real criminal here?" Whatever you think of Edward Snowden and his actions,… Continue reading Hunted for Trying to Protect the People: an Edward Snowden interview on Intercepted podcast

The Ultimate Decision

Good Morning America featured this heartwarming story I wanted to share. Welcome, Baby Finn Baby Finn, nicknamed Fighting Finn, was 21 weeks and 1 pound at birth--three weeks younger than the fetal age most abortions are performed. He was so delicate, his mom waited one month to hold him while he continued to grow and… Continue reading The Ultimate Decision

Mauna Kea Telescope: Symbol of Hope and Faith

There is a cultural controversy occurring in Hawaii over whether it is right – a moral, not legal issue – for the state to build a $1.4 billion thirty-meter (18 stories!) telescope on Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Ethnic Hawaiian elders claim this state-owned site has religious significance and want… Continue reading Mauna Kea Telescope: Symbol of Hope and Faith

Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Replace "Ring" with "Ravelry" and you have a less lyrical summary of Ravelry's significance to its users. Twelve years ago, it began thusly: "Ravelry is a place… Continue reading Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights

Conflicted in China

An unconditional heart brings great blessings with no boundary Without boundaries, our fragile lives are all connected through love Why do you turn a blind eye and let yourselves be restricted by the status quo? Willingly, I finally come to my senses to realize my character and my emptiness -translation of lyrics from Wu (Enlightenment)… Continue reading Conflicted in China