Writing is an exercise for creating and expressing political, social, and existential thoughts on paper. A Jar of Clay is a quasi-memoir focusing on current and global events that shape our society and one?s view of oneself in relationship to others. Clay, as a metaphor, demonstrates how all people?s spiritual beings are molded by their cultural surroundings, but after a jar is formed and filled with water, it has the potential to overflow allowing them to inscribe their own footprints on the path of life.Our American society is dominated mostly by activity and accomplishments and less by introspection and reflection. It takes effort and courage to go against the grain of our heritage to constantly search for one?s purpose in order to participate in the larger conversation of life. I hope to pursue a meaningful dialogue with myself and my readers.