Do Palestinians Want Peace?

June 14, 2002
Do Palestinians want peace? Of course they do: Hard- working civilians with children to support always want peace. But the terrorists who claim to represent them want war instead. Every time peace negotiations begin--or are even suggested--there's another suicide bomb... continued

Catholics in the Closet

May 28, 2002
The recent news about pedophile priests has shocked Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We want to believe that people who dedicate themselves to a spiritual way of life are better than us, but it turns out that a large number of... continued

The Experts Speak

January 18, 2002
I've discovered a book titled "The Experts Speak: The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation" by Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky. Some of the statements it contains are: "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular... continued

Christmas is a Reason to be Happy

December 21, 2001
I've been trying to write this diary for a couple of weeks now, looking for a way to wish all our Dreamland listeners and website fans a merry Christmas. But I just can?t get in the right mood this year.... continued

The Anthrax Trail

December 16, 2001
While researching and writing the news everyday for unknowncountry.com, I've read a lot of conflicting information (and disinformation) about the anthrax mailings. Now that things seem to have quieted down (probably because the terrorist, whoever he is, has run out... continued

The Tragedies of War

October 19, 2001
War is tragic, we all know that. Soldiers are struck down in their youth before they have a chance to do more than dip their toes into the adult world. Civilians (children and mothers, the elderly) become innocent victims when... continued

Should We Feel Guilty?

October 12, 2001
In the past few weeks, our TV screens have been filled with Muslim fanatics telling us that America should feel guilty for exploiting the peoples of Islamic and third-world countries. Now, there's no question about whether we deserved what happened... continued

A Long War

October 5, 2001
The War between the Palestinians and the Israelis has been going on for a very long time and is being fought--with words--all over the world. We recently posted a story about a group of Orthodox Jews who want to build... continued

Afghanistan and the Saudi Connection

October 2, 2001
The September 22, 2001 issue of the British weekly magazine The Spectator is filled with insightful articles about the recent terrorist attacks. Most important, its articles explain the background of the conflict in a way that no American publication has... continued

Destiny or Karma

September 25, 2001
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." These lines fill the screen at the end of one of my favorite movies, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek, when the hapless young hero discovers he... continued