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Seeking Ecstasy

Posted on June 10, 2018
Seeking Ecstasy

Why do people seek ecstasy, those moments of “getting out” of ourselves–getting high? Biochemically, ecstasy can... Continue

Ecstasy in everyday life

Posted on May 23, 2018
Ecstasy in everyday life

For as long as science can tell, humanity has always liked to get high. Between naturally occurring endorphins which stimulate pleasure... Continue

The Best and Worst of Times

Posted on May 11, 2018
The Best and Worst of Times

With a nod to the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities” I find myself contemplating... Continue

The future is certain

Posted on May 7, 2018
The future is certain

The 1978 film “The Dead Zone,” an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, stars a young Christopher Walken in the role of... Continue

Mother Earth’s message

Posted on April 26, 2018
Mother Earth's message

Mother Earth is sending us messages all the time; it’s something she has always done. There are times human beings receive her... Continue

The horror, the horror

Posted on April 6, 2018
The horror, the horror

The defining youthful event of my generation was the war in Vietnam. For those of us who objected to that war, the horror of guns... Continue

The view from my back yard

Posted on March 23, 2018
The view from my back yard

When I gaze up into the trees from my backyard I’m always struck by the ways they grow into and towards the light. A very large... Continue

The view from my backyard

Posted on March 22, 2018

When I gaze up into the trees from my backyard I’m always struck by the ways they grow into and towards the light. A very large... Continue

Pot Shopping

Posted on March 8, 2018
Pot Shopping

My sister recently visited from New York, and was excited to see what an outlet for recreational marijuana looked like. Finding ourselves... Continue

Are you being too hard on yourself?

Posted on February 22, 2018
Are you being too hard on yourself?

I’m struck by how many people feel badly about themselves: thinking they’re failures for not “doing enough,”... Continue