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Good Friday – Thinking About Crosses That We All Bear

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In everyday life we are all called to carry our own crosses. Some may not be a literal 300 pounds, but these worries, fears, and troubles can seem overwhelming. Read More »

Overcoming Our Personal Egypt(s) on Passover

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Even here in the 21st Century, we all have our own Egypts--our own "narrows" from which to be redeemed, just as the Israelites were millennia ago. Read More »

Mars-One: Would You Sign-On For A One-Way Trip to Mars?

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Dying is going to happen whether you are here or on Mars. I don’t see myself as dying on Mars; I see myself as living on Mars. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the Musical

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Beauty and the Beast, the musical based on the 1991 animated film of the same name, is running at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre from 21 March to 3 May 2015. With a book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, and with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by ... Read More »

Gadget Review: Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 Case

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This mid-priced case isn't perfect but meets all of one's expectations. Read More »

New Software Newsflash: Adobe Comp CC Lets You Design Directly on Your iPad

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With this new app you can you can brainstorm on the fly and prototype your designs in a mobile environment, then send them directly to InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator as fully editable native objects. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Money Lab’ Conceived and Curated by Edward Einhorn

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What is the value of art to the souls of an audience? This fascinating show presents the dilemma of art vs. life's necessities. Which does our culture deem more valuable? Which do we deem more valuable? Read More »

Stars Including Stan Lee, Haley Atwell, and John Barrowman Shine at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015

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From legends like Stan Lee and Anthony Daniels to rising stars such as Anthony Mackie and Chloe Bennett, there was no shortage of excitement at Seattle's Emerald City Comicon 2015. Read More »

Chile Travel: Two Weeks in Chile, Part 4 of 4 – The Atacama Desert

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It may be the driest desert in the world, but the Atacama Desert is full of spectacular landscapes and fascinating phenomena to see and experience. Read More »

Passover 2015: A New Generation at the Seder Table

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A new generation carries on the traditions of Passover (Pesach). Read More »