Archive | October, 2013

October Movies You Might’ve Missed on Diversity

THERE ARE MANY FILMS that celebrate diversity—because the struggle of an individual who is “different” to find his or her place in world is a common theme in “the hero’s journey,” the classic storytelling archetype. From The Ugly Duckling to Slumdog Millionaire to A League of Their Own to 42, some of the world’s favorite stories are those that tell of an outsider’s struggle for acceptance—and triumph. The MOON recommends […]

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Joanna Chen

Joanna Chen | Bedouin Pastoral

I’m thinking of the Bedouin shepherd near our house with his fierce dogs and his Kansas City baseball cap pulled down over his eyes.   He’s maybe fourteen and knows how to whistle   so low that only the sheep,  grazing on fennel  shoots and hyssop,  raise their heads to listen.  Last week I stood on the stony path that runs between the two   sides of the forest, trapped by […]

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Daniel Larson

Daniel Larson | CJ the prince

Conclusion THERE ARE STILL candles on the sidewalk where they shot him in the head two months ago — the big frosted-glass kind with Jesus on the side that you can buy at the Mexican grocery for ninety-nine cents. The flowers are fresh. The giant photo of him is still visible as you pass by in the team van, but the laminate is peeling from the top right corner, the […]

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October MOON Shine

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” — Desmond Tutu “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human […]

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