The City on a Hill

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works … Continue reading The City on a Hill

Religion and Politics Don’t Mix?

If you want to get in a conversation filled with conflict, all you have to do is talk about religion and politics. So I guess I'll do both. Not for the sake of conflict. But for the idea that we can engage in some of the hardest discussions in our world today, and not be … Continue reading Religion and Politics Don’t Mix?

Learning to Love Another

Being In Washington DC not only gives me a front row seat to America's political system, but it's also a preferred seat to the see the entire world. A gentle stroll down Massachusetts Avenue can be like walking through a global wonderland.  Often, in the work I'm involved, we host ambassadors from countries all over … Continue reading Learning to Love Another

No Fear

Good friends are hard to find. As the old adage goes, "If you want a friend in Washington DC, go buy a dog." And I've seen that to be true more than once up on Capitol Hill. One of my closest friends in Washington is a former diplomat, Israeli/American, who grew up in Bosnia. He's … Continue reading No Fear

Until They Pull Me From my Horse

(taken from April 20, 1019) One thing you can count on in Washington DC is this - There's always a war brewing. The actors may change names and faces, but the principle is always the same - the war is at hand. And, I don't mean a literal war with bombs, planes, and troops (although … Continue reading Until They Pull Me From my Horse