Some Shows I’ve Been Watching Lately

The Young Pope Half the time I don't know what's going on or even whether there's a plot, but I can't stop watching. Jude Law is great as the title character, and Silvio Orlando as his Secretary of State is an oddly compelling character. Interesting take on faith and lack thereof, not to mention a…Read more Some Shows I’ve Been Watching Lately

Sweet Chocolate…

I was thinking about how everything gets commodified in our world. Everything including religion -- and especially around religious holidays. Then I came upon a message from a salesperson at a local department store. The salesperson said, among other things, "The more you spend, the more you save." But to my ears, it sounded like,…Read more Sweet Chocolate…

Teaching at a Community College: A Fulfilling Career

A student recently emailed to say that she was concerned about her future and that she wasn't sure about the career path she wanted to take. One of her concerns, she said, was making money, but she also wanted to be happy. Maybe, she suggested, I could assign an essay on the topic of careers…Read more Teaching at a Community College: A Fulfilling Career