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Parental Guidance in a World Gone Astray

By Mark Antony Rossi  I’m told I’m a “helicopter parent” because I expect anyone in contact with my children to be accountable for their interaction with them. You should expect the same. In the 21st century the mind of a child is under more assault than ever before in recorded […]

November 19, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles, Latest Post

My Sufi Sonnets in Bhakti Tradition

By Stephen Gill The Bhakti movement started in the 7th century AD in the South of India. In the 14th and the 15th centuries the movement touched its peak when it stretched its wings to the North, replacing rituals, customs, castes and idolatry with unwavering devotion to the Almighty. The essence […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Science as a Cover for Bigotry

 By Mark Antony Rossi The atheist is an angry person. For what reason I can only speculate. But I am certain the field of science has the lion’s share of members whom cling to an arrogant conviction that anything other than science is a superstitious sickness. And thus faith, religion […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Travel as a Higher Learning Experience

By Mark Antony Rossi  I feel fortunate to have traveled to many parts of the world. It’s truly a wondrous experience to see, feel, and touch another culture. It changes you. Especially when you return home and hear ignorant comments that have no relation to reality. Americans generally think foreign […]

November 5, 2017 · 1 comment · Articles

The Ubiquitous Tutor

By Hema Ravi In layman’s language a tutor aka private teacher is typically one who teaches a single student or a very small group of students.  Private tutors offer their services to school and college students to augment their learning, hone their skills in the subjects of study in order to help […]

November 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

The Overlooked Role of Water Bodies in Income of women in Rural Areas

By Dr. Sanjukta Panda and Dr. Ranjit K. Sahu  How often have you wondered about the water lily that looks as gorgeous as a decoration in your home or looks quintessential for worship during a visit to a place of worship?  Like most products that originate in nature but need […]

November 5, 2017 · 1 comment · Articles

Fear Itself

By Mark Antony Rossi FD Roosevelt was right “the only fear we have to fear is Fear itself.” I seem to tackle this dilemma everyday in others. Fear, more than any other reason, holds people back from being their very best. In writing, I expect a certain boldness that is […]

October 29, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

To Plan Or Not To Plan

By Hema Ravi Planning for the future is not worthwhile according to some people, particularly youngsters, who believe living in the present is more fulfilling.  Another group however, understands the importance of planning ahead.  While I agree that needless worrying ruins the joy of the present moment, preparing for contingencies would certainly prove beneficial to every individual. Firstly, being organized in everyday life helps to manage […]

October 29, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Diseased Mind as a Weapon

By Mark Antony Rossi I overheard a woman saying to her girlfriend that the internet was like the Wild Wild West. I disagree strongly. I wish it was more like the OK Corral. At least there would be a sense of adventure exploring and taming the unknown and defending values […]

October 22, 2017 · 4 comments · Articles

The Madness of Mystifying Racism

By Mark Antony Rossi  The perception of prejudice in 2017 belongs in a more bizarre category than the year 1965. Today people research every word and statement for any hint of secret hate. The moral maxim of not being judged by the color of your skin but rather the content […]

October 8, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles