Category Religion

A Guide to Overthrowing Your Dictators

I recently introduced the topic of “pet peeves” to my class of 10 students in Baku, Azerbaijan. “A pet peeve,” I explained, “is something you find annoying about something or someone, that perhaps another person would not. Does anyone have a pet peeve they would like to share with us?” A particularly bright girl in […]

The Austere Pope

A man most nobody had ever heard of was announced Pope last night in front of an estimated crowd of over 100,000 in and around St. Peter’s Square. The Catholic Church needed someone different, someone more suited to modern times. In electing Jorge Mario Bergoglio, they most certainly gave the world someone different, someone who […]