James Howden has been trying to live the Baha’i teachings since his teens. (Sometimes a light goes on.) A long-time high school teacher and coach in Canada, he and his wife and youngest son spent 5 years in Dalian, China (where the latter actually learned to speak the language). Now back in Ottawa, he is a profoundly so-so homemaker, a community builder, a basketball coach, and a distracted writer. His work is best seen at JamesHowden.com.