Eulogy for Micaela Rangel

By Benny My grandmother grew up in the age in Mexico following the Mexican revolution. Her mother, my great grandmother, grew up in the days when families in...

Madera Group Seeks People Willing to Highlight Their Culture or Faith

By Lourdes Herrera The Madera Coalition for Community Justice, a community-based organization, has been sponsoring an Interfaith/Intercultural Day for the past 20 years. Each year, it has gotten bigger with more participants and attendees. It...

Poetry Corner – December 2018

What Is Christmas? By Richard D. Iyall, Cowlitz Christmas is the time of year to be with those you love; for sights and smells, for jingle bells; the shining star above; for ice and snow, for mistletoe; for trees in all...

Book Review: Holidays & Other Disasters

By George B. Kauffman Holidays & Other Disasters by John G. Rodwan, Jr., Humanist Press, 177 T St. NW, Washington, DC, 2013, $12.99. ISBN 978-0-931779-39-8 This intriguing, meticulously documented book considers the major U.S. holidays from...

How American Muslim Families Celebrate Ramadan

By Wasan Abu Baker Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity giving and self–accountability for Muslims around the world. The first verses of the Quran...

Kylie’s Heel

By George B. Kauffman Kylie’s Heel by Susan K. Perry, Humanist Press, 1777 T St., NW, Washington, DC, Aug. 15, 2013, 249 pp., $10.99. ISBN 978- 0-931779-33-6. Kylie’s Heel is a captivating and compassionate novel...

Awakening the Greatness Within You

By Veena Kapoor “To survive and thrive in this turbulent world, we need peace and power, that comes from deep inner contentment. The foundation of inner peace and inner power is spiritual awareness of...

Unfortunate Twists in the Human Soul: Why Does our Species Seek to Inflict Such...

By David E. Roy The old man knew a lot and a lot of what he knew was uncut crazy. Like how every building had its own little soul sitting inside it. The man spent a...

Candidate Without a Prayer

By George B. Kauffman Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt. By Herb Silverman. Pitchstone Publishing, Charlottesville, VA. 2012, $22.95. ISBN 978-098449328-9. Herb Silverman, a Jewish, Yankee, atheist...

Chaos and Confusion at the Center: A Year Without Wisdom

By David E. Roy After living through the madness of 2017, I felt I had to make an effort to achieve some clarity and derive some meaning from the year’s intense and confusing events. One...

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