Bumper sticker mystery: This explains everything

by Steve, October 2nd, 2008

More Hockey Less War bumper stickerYesterday, I noticed a sudden up-tick in sales of my More Hockey Less War bumper sticker. I couldn’t figure out why this might be, and then this morning I found this great op-ed piece by fellow traveler Alex Charns in the Raleigh-Durham News Observer.

I dropped him an e-mail, and he shot back that he can’t take full credit. A segment on NPR’s Day to Day yesterday featured commentary from hockey mom Polly Ingraham that ends with her saying “I’m ordering the bumper sticker that says ‘more hockey less war.’”

Well folks, if that’s what you’re looking for, here you go!

Gandhi Jayanti

by Steve, October 2nd, 2008

Today marks the 139th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of India, and the spiritual father of the tactic of massive non-violent civil disobedience.

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India, and last year the United Nations declared October 2 to be the International Day of Non-Violence.

My political and social beliefs are squarely in the corner of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., so I consider this a special day to consider the path we are on as a civilization.

It’s not too late for the human race to turn away from political order dominated by state-sponsored violence and war. In fact, it is our only hope.