Trump: The beneficiary as well as the creator of evil

Sam Smith – Seventeen years ago I wrote “An Apology to Younger Americans” in which I noted that, “Even members of Confederacy had the grace to secede from the union; my generation has remained within like a deadly virus, subverting it, shaming it, screwing it, stealing from it, and finally strangling it. It will likely … Continue reading Trump: The beneficiary as well as the creator of evil

Some positive approaches to ethnic relations

Sam Smith Because of the cruel  history of ethnic relations there is an emphasis on problems, crises and outrageous examples, but far less attention to the positive results of improved relations and how to reach them. Here are just a few suggestions that I’ve gathered from my own life. Treat multicultural relations as an asset … Continue reading Some positive approaches to ethnic relations

Gatherings for the non-religious

Sam Smith – As a long time Seventh Day Agnostic who majored in anthropology I both ignore religion’s theology and respect its moral and ethical role in society. As Americans increasingly grow less interested in religion, moral and ethical matters are also losing their longtime home. Consider, for example, the role that religions have played … Continue reading Gatherings for the non-religious