Freight Train

Freight Train

It’s like this: One day, you are born. From your community, you grow up and acquire all sorts of ideas about who you are. You are taught what to think and how to act. And because everyone else around you shares those ideas (or some variant of them), you forget...
Dusty Lamp

Dusty Lamp

Friends: I am currently working on a new book, so my posting schedule this summer will be a little erratic. I hope to generate something new for the blog at least once every three weeks, but we will see where the journey takes me. I’m excited to explore and...
Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Like Socrates, Jesus was constantly on the move. The gospels recount Jesus’ constant wanderings, which were so extensive that I’ve often found it useful to have a map of ancient Israel by my side just to keep up with the guy. Like Socrates, there is something very...
Bucket

Bucket

I recently attended a talk a French philosopher named Frederic Lenoir, author of Socrates, Jesus, Buddha. When asked why he chose these three figures and what they had in common, his response surprised me. I had spent countless hours with these three figures and never...
Light Spectrum

Light Spectrum

If the light spectrum were represented as a musical keyboard, all we can see would be just one octave. * (correction: see below) There are all types of light energy all around us that we haven’t evolved the ability to perceive. If we saw the world through the eyes of...