Mother Teresa and Donald Trump. One is to be canonized as a Saint in the Catholic Church this September. The other is running for President of the United States. One I had the amazing privilege of meeting twice. The other I have a “hair envy” problem with. (just kidding). One is loved and honored in… Read More Mother Teresa and Donald Trump: Views from India
Have you reached for your smartphone in the last six and a half minutes? In my last post on Isaac the Qatari, I wrote that according to one study, people are checking their phones over 150 times a day! I ended the post reaching for my own phone once again. Much of the earth is… Read More The Antidote to 24/7 Connectivity: Isaac the Qatari, Part 2
Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s day yesterday? We were visiting one of our daughters in Los Angeles (who was wearing a green sweater) and my wife and I were wearing blue. All around us people streamed toward restaurants and bars dressed in green hats, shirts, and dresses. We didn’t get the green dress memo. I… Read More Celebrating St. Patrick
Ever been to Qatar? It is a small nation state that sits on the southwestern side of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. Shaped like an oversized thumb, it is becoming a crossroads of global finance and trade in competition with places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the nearby United Arab Emirates. Qatar… Read More What Can a 7th Century Qatari Mystic Teach a World of Constant Noise?