How does a girl get from Paraguay, where her father is an icon in the leprosy healing community, to a Ph.D teaching business on the faculties of American universities, to a spiritual seeker? Very dramatically. And that's not even the half of it.

Israel figured out a way to get water from the Negev Desert. Honest. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. There are a lot of things about Israel that sound almost too good to be true. But they aren't. Remarkable place. Remarkable people. For more info see Let There Be Water by Seth Siegel or

Is Affirmative Action so last century? Who really needs it anymore? Where and why do they need it? Alex from Ypsilanti has a bone to pick with the 'ol Affirmative Action.      

Is it possible to be Christian and gay at the same time? Corporate attorney turned author Brian Peyton Joyner says it is. Raised devout Southern Baptist, he has quite the story to tell. His debut novel The Wisdom of Stones is semi-autobiographical and available on Amazon. For more info:

Everyone wants to be a victim. What’s a world to do? Don’t get Dave Rosenberg started because he’ll tell you. Twenty years ago, Dave was a Naval Flight Officer flying F-14’s off the deck of the USS Independence. His biggest challenge didn’t come in the cockpit, but rather as a leader of personnel.  Keeping morale up while at sea for 111 days in preparation for Desert Storm was no easy task. Today Dave works with business owners to develop their  best leadership practices. For more info:

We’re having a moment, we women. There’s safety in numbers, and women who have remained silent for decades are coming forward with accusations of sexual abuse. Nothing excuses sexual abuse, but can we learn anything from the Lauren Bacalls and Katherine Hepburns of yesteryear? Antoinette Kuritz is the founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference and the proprietor of Strategies PR, a literary development company For more info: and

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