Killing the Buddha

Prayer and the Spill

What is hell on earth? It may be there in those terrifying photos of oil-soaked pelicans in the Gulf. The endless spewing from underground has a darkly surreal quality, as if it were not of this world. Lawmakers in Louisiana, helpless in stopping the spill, are now looking to the heavens. They officially declared Sunday…

Killing the Buddha

Going Rouge

If you’re like me, there’s a big star on November 16 on your calendar. That, of course, is publication day for Sarah Palin’s “book,” Going Rogue. You’ll probably stay up all night reading; and the very next day, with only Thanksgiving and C how to teach a child phonics hristmas and Hannukah to look forward…