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January 2018

The Cold Wisdom of Mortality

The birth of human consciousness was the spark that forever cast us as separate beings from all other living things.  Our self-awareness was the foundation from which sprung qualities that are uniquely human…both good and bad.  With that dawning awareness… Continue Reading →

Time-A Confounding Mystery

Time is the only component of the natural world that competes with the the Vastness of our Cosmos in the ability to inspire awe and befuddlement.  We struggle to grasp it.  Its relentless march surprises and confounds us.  Its trickery exposes our innate hubris. … Continue Reading →

Sixth Mass Extinction-What is Being Lost?

Over the past 500 million years our planet has borne witness to five mass extinctions of life.  We are now bearing witness to a sixth.  Unlike previous mass extinctions—which all occurred before the rise of our species—the sixth mass extinction… Continue Reading →

Grandparenting-Taking Advantage of the Upside

The art of grandparenting has little in common with parenting.  In most cases grandparents are afforded the opportunity to love and spoil a grandchild without having to participate in any of the less enjoyable aspects of child-rearing.  After all, at… Continue Reading →

Fresh Water – A Dwindling Resource?

In a previous post, Serenity of Water, the emotional relationship between humans and water was discussed.  That post focused on our deep attachment to bodies of water and the benefits we derive from that attachment.  But what about our total, unalterable,… Continue Reading →

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