Identity and Principle

When people are asked about the main sources of conflict in the world most often cited is religion, ideology, political, ethnic, and cultural differences. The resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and its prevalence in the Arab Middle East, the conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar, as well as resistance to immigration in Europe and the United States, stand as just a few examples. Such are only the most recent instances that are part of a long and tragic dynamic when people are faced with ever-shifting conditions leading to their personal sense of identity being challenged or put in conflict with other people’s sense of identity.

Book Review: The Mindful Geek

The Mindful Geek, Michael W. Taft, Cephalopod Rex Publishing, Kensington, CA, 2015. Until recently, the practice of meditation was found primarily in the eastern spiritual religious traditions whose practice has stretched over thousands of years. Since the early...

Review of PBS Series “The Brain”

PBS has been running a new science six part series called “The Brain” written and presented by the neuroscientist David Eagleman. For those who watch PBS and or follow the new developments in neuroscience and psychology David Eagleman should be a familiar figure as a...