I will never be a true Californian. Now I know that for sure. For on the roads of Alabama, during a week in my Alabama hometown, I found something I'd been missing -- a grounding, a connection, a visceral familiarity.
Is Obama neglecting worldwide human rights issues, as critics charge?
From their merging of religious tradition with daily life to their personal and historical narratives, the similarities between Muslims and Jews living in Israel is almost tragically comical.
With all the dream destinations in the world that I have yet to conquer, why am I hung up on visiting a tiny country best known for warfare and which my family abandoned a generation ago?
One would think that the relatively new federal department, Homeland Security, would be doing its best to defend our homes, to keep us where our heart and hearth reside.