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Your life as an amoeba

Posted on August 17, 2017
Your life as an amoeba

Amoebas, as you likely know, are one-celled animals you can only see with a microscope. Tiny enough to swim freely in a drop of water,... Continue

It’s so easy being green

Posted on August 11, 2017
It's so easy being green

Sunlight began to slide across the grassy hillside and Jens felt the first stirrings of energy returning. His mind began to clear... Continue

The responsibility of leadership

Posted on August 3, 2017
The responsibility of leadership

As we witness the clown-like leadership circus happening in Washington D.C. it’s worthwhile to reflect on the leadership of... Continue

Men’s war on women

Posted on July 27, 2017
Men's war on women

Men’s war on women did not begin with Donald Trump, far from it. Its roots are Biblical and mythological, bound up with creation... Continue

Sonoma, Super-Sized

Posted on July 20, 2017
Sonoma, Super-Sized

Since its beginnings, Sonoma has been a small town. It once was the county seat, long ago, but that role fell to Santa Rosa and, well,... Continue

The pathology of happiness

Posted on July 12, 2017
The pathology of happiness

When an idea, an object, a substance or an emotion preoccupies consciousness to the near exclusion of anything else, we call it an... Continue

Sonoma’s Touristary-Industrial Complex

Posted on July 5, 2017
Sonoma's Touristary-Industrial Complex

When President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned Americans about the Military-Industrial Complex he added a new metaphor into our... Continue

Hit and myth

Posted on June 28, 2017
Hit and myth

Our human experience is fundamentally emotional, and emotions are fundamentally confusing. The stuff of imagination and subconscious... Continue

One hundred and fifteen degrees

Posted on June 21, 2017
One hundred and fifteen degrees

In 1972 I lived in the foothills of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. It was a modest little house with a swimming pool built in the... Continue

Why it’s so hard to relax

Posted on June 15, 2017
Why it's so hard to relax

The earliest Greek myths recount the emergence of the cosmos through a violent act of separation. The unity of all things was broken... Continue