Consciousness Category

Treasures lost

This is a totally spontaneous post because I happened to read about two people who I really admired passing away this month. Completely tangentially, we decided to try subscribing to the LA Times again, to see if it was any better than the last time we had it delivered.  Geoff grew up with this paper, […]

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Abknoxious

There are so many compelling current news stories that grab my attention that I have to filter out what I read so I am not overwhelmed. That is largely because they are at base about human behavior, which is after all, my chosen field and my main interest in life. Because I am a psychologist, […]

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Creating harmony amid cacophony

I hope you won’t mind if I re-post an e-mail I received from Ralph Nader.  This is what courage really looks like.  Not capitulation and compromise of one’s core principles just to keep the peace, but true understanding of and compassion for human beings and our planet. Pete Seeger acted and in so doing, he […]

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Neither ruthful nor …

… veracious. After we listened to Obama’s SOTU, I forced myself to sit through one of the multifarious opposing “responses”. Geoffrey walked the dog, unable to stomach what followed. It was no response at all, of course. Clearly they write this flummery without acknowledging what the President actually said, even though I am fairly sure […]

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Thought proof

This past week CNN has been airing a special program about three people who apparently died and were brought back to life.  All three had experiences of an afterlife that they viewed as being heaven.  In all three cases, the physical death was for an extended period of time and they had similar experiences of […]

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