As President of Machar, The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, I was invited by Donald Wharton to share with Secular Perspectives readers some of my thoughts on the future of democratic institutions in Egypt. In my previous life, I was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. I spent 2004-2007 in Egypt developing and overseeing democracy programs. On February 4 of this year, I started a new blog, Post-Revolutionary Egypt, http://pregypt.blogspot.com, to give an on-the-ground practitioners view of the battle to build democracy and protect minorities within Egypt. In the future, I will share postings to both blogs. My most recent post, "Mubarak's Exit and Foreign Intervention" should follow in the next Secular Perspectives post.