“The One You Feed …”

With polarization and animosity becoming the norm in today’s society. Maybe we should start with thinking about where it all comes from. __________________________ An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two … Continue reading “The One You Feed …”

“It may not be about you!”

It's so easy to be wrapped up in our own worlds we look at everything as "us" centric. We assume what goes on with other people we interact with is somehow always due to our presence in the situation. A few years back I was traveling on Amtrak from Orange County, California to Seattle to … Continue reading “It may not be about you!”

Consciousness of Community

One of the great questions of our time, or any other for that matter is: “what is consciousness?” Some think it doesn’t exist. Others think it’s everywhere. Regardless, we are nowhere near to solving this seemingly unsolvable question. But why should it be unsolvable? Now a new project currently under review hopes to close in … Continue reading Consciousness of Community

Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?

Update August 14, 2019: I wrote this post seven years ago. It's every bit as applicable today as it was then - maybe more so. That said, even with the transgressions on the inhabitants of the White House, I have hope that by the uncovering of the evil that is possible at high levels of … Continue reading Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?

The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution

Darwinism and the Paradox of Altruism During the mid 1800s Charles Darwin upended both the scientific and religious worlds by releasing his seminal theory on biological evolution. Darwinism states that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Since … Continue reading The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution

“It may not be about you!”

It's so easy to wrapped up in our own worlds we look at everything as "us" centric. What goes on with other people we interact with is somehow always due to our presence in the situation. A few years back I was traveling on Amtrak from Orange County, California to Seattle to visit Jennifer, a … Continue reading “It may not be about you!”

Rebuilding Alexandria

About twenty years ago, my daughter Alex and I were living in Marin County above San Francisco. During this time I became addicted to reading. I don't know if I was trying to make up for lost time or what; but a pile of five books (all in various stages of completion) became a permanent … Continue reading Rebuilding Alexandria