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My life as a sheep

Posted on September 21, 2018
My life as a sheep

There are those who believe there are two types of people, wolves and sheep. According to this view, we are divided into two camps:... Continue

Justice and mercy

Posted on September 6, 2018
Justice and mercy

Justice relies upon blame, and blame relies upon declaring effective cause. Effective cause is one of four types of causation, according... Continue

The Beauty – The Horror

Posted on August 27, 2018
The Beauty - The Horror

The soaring melody of a mockingbird’s song, the terrible cries of a small child being separated from parents seeking asylum;... Continue

Everything matters

Posted on August 10, 2018
Everything matters

Strangely, it seems as if the very forces that could bring us together are tearing us apart. Internationally, the ability to communicate... Continue

The dogma of no dogma

Posted on July 27, 2018
The dogma of no dogma

Is truth real? What truth do we know, and how do we know it? Humankind has been asking these questions for a very long time and, big... Continue

The business of politics as entertainment

Posted on July 5, 2018
The business of politics as entertainment

Many people feel that politics is a bore and during most days, such people don’t think about politics at all; it’s just... Continue

The roots of ecstasy

Posted on June 21, 2018
The roots of ecstasy

Seeking ecstasy in everyday life fuels consumption of drugs, alcohol and food, prompts gambling, high-risk behavior, and sexual adventure.... Continue

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