I don’t really watch movies. I don’t own a TV.
No one is served or benefitted by believing in false or faulty ideas.
All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
Part of the delight of my garden is that you just get lost in it before you’ve even started to do anything.
I’ve invented several games for use as teaching tools in my classroom: one of them, a game called ‘Iron Age: Council of the Clans,’ got so popular among my students that they encouraged me to publish it, which I did.
My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim.
I admire many people, but I am not sure that I have any ‘heroes.’
The birthplace of ‘Western’ civilization is generally agreed to be Greece, and its birth date is generally agreed to be some time during the 6th century B.C.E. Obviously, there is not one single dramatic moment that definitively started the whole thing.
There is nothing natural, inevitable, or necessary about the labyrinth of fear. We can liberate ourselves. There are better ways to live. Someone has to take the initiative to love and trust her fellow living creature and set us all free.
Everything I have experienced in my life helps form who I am today, and I would not change or forget any of it.