A Free Mind Is A Challenge to Fundamentalism

A Free Mind Is A Challenge to Fundamentalism

The bombing of Gaza, the social unrest in Egypt over political power-mongering, attempts at halting protests in the middle world and the legal challenge by Liberty University to not be required to offer contraceptives are all symptoms of a dedication to curtailing...
Moments, Not Things. Life, Not Possessions

Moments, Not Things. Life, Not Possessions

On my way to work recently I took the train as I usually do and along the way a family of three came in, their one son about the age of 5, blond hair bouncing, eyes all alight with wonder, leaping onto a seat next to his dad and earnestly looking at the window. When...
Why I Write: The Acknowledgment of Presumption

Why I Write: The Acknowledgment of Presumption

I find myself, having engaged in several rather potently personal conversations/debates/arguments recently, inquiring as to just why I engage in life the way I do. I abhor a life unexamined, often pondering in near incredulity the many layers of existence that are...
Predicting Free Will

Predicting Free Will

The election of 2012 is over, the billions of dollars spent have filled the coffers of the media conglomerates, and the finger-pointing and hand-wringing has only only just now begun. Article after article declares the alarm and sheer confusion of many in the...
Joys of the Flesh

Joys of the Flesh

One of my favorite quotes is from Richard Feynman: “Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that’s not the reason we’re doing it.” To me this declares loudly what science and sex are all about, the unmitigated joy...
Wrongly Separating Mind from Soul

Wrongly Separating Mind from Soul

What is mind? The question seems pertinent to the beginning of any neurology and most psychology classes, but the question often gets bandied about in meetings and groups discussing spiritual or mystic philosophies.  I once heard consciousness explained as “that...
Falsely Limiting the Human in Us

Falsely Limiting the Human in Us

Meander through any spiritual section of a bookstore, browsing amongst the myriad of titles on offer looking to open you up to the vast vistas of potential just lurking within you and not far into any of its pages there will be found a seemingly inevitable phrasing...