Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


13 Jun 2006, 9:35 a.m.

Old Religion, New Tradition

U.S. Muslims Confront Taboo on Nursing Homes. One community leader is building a nursing home attached to a mosque, to make the transition easier. Good for him.

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11 Jun 2006, 19:16 p.m.

Sunday Politics/Church Lecture

On my brother-in-law-in-law's blog, some people got to wrangling over the LDS church's position on a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage. Some proponents of it played the religion card ("The prophet speaks, I …

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28 Mar 2006, 18:24 p.m.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

"[Mr. Rogers] did tell me that he considered the space between the television set and the viewer holy ground..." "...[I] saw that my son's eyes were darting, the way they do when he is nervous. …

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23 Mar 2006, 8:23 a.m.

A New Theodicy

"If you don't like it, file a bug with God." "That's it! The reason that bad things happen is that God doesn't have a copy of FogBugz."

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28 Dec 2005, 23:21 p.m.

MC Masala Reprint

This week's column got published Sunday, Christmas Day. So they reprinted the column I'd written back in July, about my interest in Christianity.

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26 Dec 2005, 23:09 p.m.

The Irregular, Finite, Fantastic Golden Braid

When I was in sixth grade, I got a bookmark at school that displayed the twenty-six letters of the alphabet in American Sign Language. Somehow, starting with that, I have now filled and overflowed a …

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09 Dec 2005, 19:37 p.m.

The Escalator Of Reason

Hasidic Rebel (who redesigned and started writing again this month) once found himself explaining to his more orthodox wife that learning the arguments against her beliefs might change her beliefs. Perhaps wisely (for her own …

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04 Dec 2005, 9:37 a.m.

Articles You Might Enjoy

At we have my new MC Masala on sitting on BART with my eyes closed. "....I'm not very disciplined, so I have to close my eyes to ignore the outside world...." And at …

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25 Nov 2005, 14:30 p.m.

Links For A Long Weekend

Last year, I received a holiday present from an person I'd never met, sent to my work address. It was We, a dystopia by Yevgeny Zamyatin. It was a great gift, catering to my interests …

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06 Nov 2005, 11:48 a.m.

Bay Buffet

Just talked to my mom about, among other things, Hindu temples in San Francisco. It's good to know which ones are run by Hare Krishna/ISKCON, which ones are rabidly Vaishnavite/Saivite/whatever, and which ones are primarily …

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