Around the World in 80 Days, Day 19: OCD? Tired of Democracy? Singapore is for You!

Amazing.  Utterly amazing.  Hyper-modern, hyper-clean, and hyper-rich, Singapore is the supermodel of countries.  So much so, that America, by comparison, looks like the frumpy, corpulent spinster who is past her prime but doesn’t yet know it.  Keeping with the metaphor, one Singaporean writer has compared this city-state to a date with a beautiful woman who … Read more

Pondering

A Skeptic Admits That Kids Need Spirituality

In New York Magazine, Lisa Miller admits that, even for the most complacent unbeliever (when “anything that smells like religion makes you squirm”), having kids changes things: This spiritual apathy nags at you… And a tiny voice inside you insists on wondering whether you shouldn’t be teaching your kids something about the importance of holiness. … Read more