From Where We Stand – Portland Masjid

Islamic Center of Portland Dr. Cornel West recently said I like to be multi-contextual, which is much more important than being multicultural. I read that only a day before I visited a Mosque (Masjid) for the first time in my life. This was a heartwood trip. I’ve heard the call to prayer (Adhan) for years, I’ve even had a widget on my home computer blare out the call to prayer for about a year, much to the surprise of guests. What on... Read More

From Where We Stand No.2

Shipman Beach ¬†| ¬†Sage Warner Is there really anything wrong with feeling insignificant? Let me tell you about a place called Shipman Beach. Shipman is located in Puna, on the windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii; a region where using the water caught on your roof to do dishes is not a choice made for environmental reasons, but rather because your neighborhood lacks basic infrastructure. Where hippie communes thrive, papayas are grown and wild... Read More