abtwixt

Doing things differently since 1984

Peace for Paris

By now, everyone is aware of the events that happened in Paris on Friday that left 129 dead, hundreds injured, and millions in a transformed emotional state. I won’t recount … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Pope that Turns Heads

In case you haven’t heard the news, Pope Francis is coming to the USA tomorrow. In addition to the honor of having him fly over my state twice (hey, we’ll … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Battle I’ll Never Win Against Daylight Savings

Friendly reminder: In case you haven’t heard, if you’re currently in America, the clocks go forward (the one where you lose an hour of sleep) this weekend!  The rest of … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 6 Comments

Dear France (Don’t Make the Mistakes We Made)

Dear France, You may not remember me, but I believe we used to be friends.  I learned your language (mostly – at least I tried), visited your shores several times, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

Scotland Decides!

In less than one week, Scotland will have the opportunity to decide if it wants to be completely independent from the UK. I’ve been following the news rather closely, and … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Why Faith Needs Doubt

I read an article recently about an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia that was looted – for many reasons, I’m sure – but among them was that the mob truly … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Patriotism on the Rocks

As Independence Day / 4th of July rolls around for the 238th time, I am yet again faced with a serious social problem for an American to have: I’m not … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 9 Comments