Monday, January 12, 2009

Why The Pomegranate?

This blog is about culture and politics.

Pomegranates are a sacred symbol to Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Pagans. They represent
abundance, fertility, lusciousness, generosity, union, righteousness, blessings, suffering, birth and rebirth.

Because they are shared across cultures and traditions I am adopting the pomegranate as a symbol of peace.

Pomegranates are strange. Leathery skinned. You have to work to open them up. Inside they are beautiful and complicated.

Pomegranates originated in the Middle East (like me) but they have traveled all over the world. As food. As medicine.

And now, this.


  1. hey thanks for your comment... so this is your new blog? Welcome to Blogspot!!!

    I had no idea that pomegranates are sacred to all three religions...

  2. OMG! You finally made it to the blogosphere. YAAAAAY! Your voice, humor, and on-point analysis are sorely needed 'round here. And the layout's looking good, too. Congrats, bro!