Sometimes I wish I were blind

Wouldn’t it be great to be blind? No, seriously. Think about it. Not all the time, of course. Just when seeing results in judging. I asked a good friend of mine the other day if he would still love his girlfriend if she became significantly less attractive than she is now. His answer was “Of …

In support of my Muslim friends

It’s a tough time to be a Muslim. All over the world, Islam is getting a lot of bad press, and Muslims are viewed with suspicion. I’m not happy with that and I’m prepared to say it publicly. My interaction with Islam is quite limited. I don’t know a whole lot about the religion. However, …

Developing tolerance

While browsing through my Facebook news feed this morning, I came across an article that addressed some of the challenges faced by members of the transgender community. It struck a chord with me. I realised that I have no idea whatsoever what it must be like to be a transgender person. It occurred to me …