An extremely short riff on a question someone posed to me while teaching in Haugesund, Norway — the so-called “Bible Belt of Norway” — a few years ago:
This woman’s grief — and her nation’s — could not be ignored. So, I post this moment.
I lived in Korea for over 20 years, and that culture and society gave me much. I am constantly trying to pay it back, and know I never will, so
For the life of me, it’s hard to understand how people can somehow think that “karma“ (mind habit) is some deep mystery. It simply means cause-and-effect, played out in the
The US, Russia, and Ukraine are brothers of another mother, more than they might admit.
Apparently they are very low in cultures where drunkenness is frowned upon, and where alcohol is only consumed in company of others and served alongside meals (Spain and Italy, for