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the box rebellion

The last time I tried to create my own reality… …I got my foot stuck in a toaster. But seriously… I think “creating your own reality” is a useful concept.  But maybe not for all of us.  Maybe not even … Continue reading

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two types of hero

A presidential candidate has me pondering this question… What is a hero? If you’ve endured a prisoner-of-war camp, do you automatically qualify as “hero”? I once knew a man—a pilot—who’d spent years in a POW camp.  During that ordeal, I … Continue reading

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Broken Open: a Story

  The experience of reading To a Young Jazz Musician, by Wynton Marsalis… …strengthens my conviction that our new mythology needs stories. The book’s 144 pages are filled with philosophic insight and deep feeling for the cultural life of an … Continue reading

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In a Brown Study

  Our mythologies and religions tell us who we are. They tell us psychological truths. With that in mind, should our new mythology include stories from psychological studies?  Don’t such studies ask us to consider the mysteries of the human … Continue reading

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