Searching the Obvious

Dixil Rodríguez

is a university professor and volunteer hospital chaplain living in Texas.

​The Goodness Somewhere

Speaking engagements have brought me to Nairobi. Because of security concerns, I am cocooned in a safe place that has high walls. The only entry point is through a gate managed by two guards. Outside is the real world.

After a long morning of meetings I need a physical break from the boardroom. I decide to walk around the premises and say hello to the guards. The guards know me by now. They let me look out the gates for a bit, but always encourage me not to linger. They remind me there is a reason for the heavy gates. Safety.

Although it is lunchtime, I am not hungry, and my mind is still on topics introduced in the meetings. I …

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