Islam and Women’s Rights

If you’ve spent time in a Moslem country you’ve seen the huge gulf between the west and Islam regarding women. It is unimaginable what the world must be like behind veil, a burka, a black gown that heats you like an oven under the Middle East sun. Or to have your sexual organs cut away…

Enormous Joy

Grabbing a glass of water at the kitchen sink I noticed a little moth, tan-colored, on the inside of the window trying to get out. I put a glass over it and slid a sheet of paper underneath and carried it outside. The moth fluttered out of the glass and tumbled to the ground. For…

Female Mutilation: Is it time to boycott Indonesia?

A little girl is pinned to the ground while adults saw off her genitals with a chunk of broken glass. Another newborn girl has her clitoris sliced off at a “Women’s Health Clinic”. The night before her arranged wedding, a fourteen-year-old girl is mutilated with a rusty ceremonial sword. This is Indonesia, a nation of…

Take a Tour of Paradise

Photos by Peggy Lucas Bond. Many of these photos are available on mouse pads, mugs, flip flops, beach bags and other items on Cafe Press. Click here to see these on Cafe Press. Also get a Saving Paradise skateboard at Boardpusher.com. You don’t have to be a skater to want one of these boards which…

The Greatest Adventure

I went out to the living room to fix the wi-fi and was captured by the sound of my wife playing the piano in her office. Not only was it beautiful and beautifully played, but it made me wonder at the complexity of us humans, how this person whom I love so deeply is so…