We’ve been hearing a lot about terrorists and pirates for many years now; but reports about why they do what they do are just starting to filter through. A pirate who goes by the name Abshir Abdullahi Abdi explained his reasons on NPR’s Morning Edition, on May 6, 2006. “We understand what we’re doing is wrong. But hunger is more important than any other thing,” he

Amazing Times

These are amazing times. We have arrived at a pivotal moment in history; we are challenged to move out of an adolescent stage of human economic development (characterized by colonialist and exploitative policies) into a mature recognition that we are a fragile species living on a small, highly interdependent planet. In order for my grandson to hope to inherit a sustainable, just, and peaceful