Author: Nathaniel Dunigan

Sounds Like Kindness

I recently posted on my Facebook page the meme featured here with a quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I added the question, “What do you think of this, friends?” A hearty conversation ensued. And I am generally quite…

It Needs to Look Like Love

Yesterday, I posted the following on my Facebook page: How would you advise someone whose lover a) demands strict adherence to a set of rules or else, and b) uses life’s disappointments and tragedies as ways of getting their attention, and…

15 Things That Make Me Happy

  My monthly gratitude list: Emails, notes, text-messages and phone calls from my kids. Every evening, a man who lives in an apartment across the street from my building in San Diego is out front with his broom and dustpan,…

Why a Donkey?

Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is celebrated and remembered by many people today. The idea of the Christ riding on a donkey as people declare, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,” strikes me in a…

When do we become good?

On a recent episode of NPR’s “This American Life,” this question was posed: “When do people become bad?” A professor very wisely replied that he thought that this was the wrong question. He offered instead that the question should be:…