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I didn’t sleep well last night. Today is my last day as an honorary Sikh and I feel as if I’m floating between two worlds. We’ve talked about how jarring each transition is, but it’s especially difficult with a faith […]

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One concept pervades virtually every faith I’ve encountered thus far during Project Conversion, and that is the idea of service. And not just any kind of service, but the raw, selfless kind. Within Sikhi, it is considered the highest act, and […]

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Yesterday was amazing. I woke up at 4:30 and, for the first time since July, I didn’t open my laptop or check my email on my phone for the entire day. In fact, I did nothing related to Project Conversion. And it […]

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Two very special events took place this week 1) We signed up my daughters to play soccer AND I volunteered as a coach, and 2) My youngest daughter’s birthday is today. She’s turning 6! She’s super excited and we’ll have […]

In 1499, hundreds of years before the full equality of women was established anywhere else, Guru Nanak said: “From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through […]

The more I read about Sikh history and their martial evolution, the more geeked out I get. I mean, these guys (and gals) are seriously like the Jedi Knights of the religious world!               […]

There is a large calendar on my wall that I use to mark off the days for Project Conversion. Each night before bed I mark off the recently extinguished day and settle into bed. The next day, I rise before […]

First of all, my wife asked me to go along. Her church has small groups called “V-Groups” who meet every week and, she didn’t want to be the only person there without their significant other. Sikhs invite people of all […]

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa. Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! (Khalsa belongs to God. Victory belongs to God!) Good morning and welcome to my first day as a Sikh. You’ll have to forgive the tardiness of this post because, as usual, I get virtually NO […]