Ramadan 2012 and Olympic Athletes

Ramadan 2012 and Olympic Athletes

  Over the past 6 weeks, living in London has presented me with numerous opportunities to learn more about the culture, visit iconic places, meet new friends, and also see how the city is preparing to host the 2012 Olympic games. During my time in London, there have been constant newspaper articles, BBC reports, and … Continue reading

Faith Schools in England

Faith Schools in England

I think it’s fair to say that my school experience has been a very diverse one. Of school types, I’ve had about one of each. I started in a non-religious private school for elementary, went to a Lutheran school for middle school, a Catholic school for high school, and then rounded it out with a … Continue reading

SLO vs. London (Respect for Religion)

SLO vs. London (Respect for Religion)

What have I learned about religion during my time here in London? An awful lot actually.  But perhaps more importantly, what differences exist between the cultural diversity here and cultural diversity back home in San Luis Obispo?  The differences between the two are quite numerous and have been very enlightening for my understanding of various … Continue reading

Chapel of the West End

Chapel of the West End

Due to another class I’m taking in London, Musical Theatre, I have attended about 7 different theatre productions, most for the class and some on my own. It’s been a great opportunity to experience one of the greatest pieces of culture London has to offer. 39 Steps Blood Brothers Porgy and Bess Chicago Wicked Billy … Continue reading

“Thank God I’m a Buddhist”

“Thank God I’m a Buddhist”

“Do not let pleasure distract you From meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain.” – Buddha Well, since I didn’t really manage my time so effectively, I procrastinated my adventure blog; while this seemed like a poor idea at the start, it turned out to be my favorite blog, even being put … Continue reading

Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light

In today’s popular culture debates about religion and society, it seems that often, at least in America, the topic of morality arises. To be more specific, does no religion mean one is immoral? Do morals only stem from religion? It’s a complex and multi-faceted debate, one that arose this weekend in a peculiar place: Amsterdam’s … Continue reading