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Risky business

Taking chances for a better world.

The long road home

The search for a roof and a sense of belonging, from Morocco to Connecticut.

A matter of perspective

From Delhi to Portland, what you see isn’t always what you get.

The dreams that got away

Our aspirations are what sustain us. But what happens when they’re just a tease?

Where illusions end

And reality checks in.

Holding On and Letting Go (Best of In The Fray 2005)

A tribute to our favorite stories of 2005.

Remembering to remember

Coming to grips with persecution, one Jew at a time.

Winner of BEST OF OFF THE SHELF (SO FAR) for “Strangers in a strange land”

‘Tis the season … to be socially conscious

With Thanksgiving, Channukah, and Christmas looming, we’re about to embark on about five weeks of rampant overconsumption. Seeing the families displaced by Katrina, now forced to find homes of their own since FEMA has d…

Far from home

Far from home

... and even further from heaven.

A Texas-sized constitutional mistake

Come this Wednesday, November 9, 2005, my mother and stepfather may no longer be married, according to their home state of Texas. Same for my married friends. And their married parents.No, it’s not a mass di…

Reality bites

Reality bites

Meeting the real world — head on.

Quote of note: The high price of Southern hospitality

“What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is…