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Whataboutism

Matt Laney

"Whataboutism" (also known as "whataboutery") is the attempt to dodge an accusation by charging the accuser with wrongdoing.


Not for Nothing

Vicki Kemper

Have you ever noticed how often the good news comes wrapped in what feels like bad news?


Go Along Easily

Dar Mikula

Recently, as part of my work as a newly certified nursing assistant, I was asked to sit with a man who has primary progressive aphasia.


Exposed

Kenneth L. Samuel

I grew up with a rather unfavorable view of tattletales and snitches.


No More Strategies

Quinn G. Caldwell

Naomi sends Ruth out to glean in the fields, and in a move that women everywhere will recognize, strategizes about how to protect her from being “bothered.” 


On Not Loving My Neighbor

Jennifer Brownell

Over a decade ago, on the first day we moved into The Little House in the Suburbs, the guy who lives across the street knocked on the front door.


How to be a Neighbor

Richard L. Floyd

Just before the parable of the Good Samaritan, a lawyer tried to trick Jesus so he asked him, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"


She Is Someone

Marchaé Grair

There’s a popular meme circulating that says: “She’s someone’s sister/mother/daughter/wife.”


For All the Saints Who Love Halloween

Lillian Daniel

At least on my block, All Saints Day is overshadowed by Halloween.


Death Beckons . . . and Heals

Anne Hoffman

You are bone tired.