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To those of you who think you’re doing it right

One thing I’ve noticed over my past six years of living in a couple states and going to different U.S. schools—from a rural public high school, to a private boarding high school and then college—is that many people speak impressively and act against racism publicly, yet behave otherwise, consciously or…

Death, uncertainty, and microwaved eggs

As I entered the room, a putrid smell rushed into my nostrils.  Holding my two younger sisters’ hands tightly, I slowly stepped towards a pale skinny feeble body lying on a white bed in the middle of the room. When I could see him closer, I found the source of…

What it’s like being Buddhist

“I’m Buddhist.”   As a Chaplain’s Associate, my self-introduction at Chapel events always includes this element. Many people, after knowing what religion I am affiliated with, often ask: “Do you meditate?”, “How do you strike the balance in your life?”, and “Do you go to temples?”  My answers are respectively: “Yes,…