5 Ways to Join a New Community in a Foreign Land

Starting fresh in an unknown society will not only broaden your understanding and appreciation of the globe, it will inspire you to find unique...

Myth and Insight

The animal spotted me jogging up the path in the park. It stopped and turned about 75 meters ahead, and then again at 50...

Simple DIY Tips that Benefit the Earth and Your Wallet

Tried and true recipes for keeping clean, nourished and moisturized. Doesn’t every family have a homemade recipe that’s been passed down from generation to...

The Jupiter Symphony

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevreOn clear nights (in northern California there are few clouds for two-thirds of the year) I go into the backyard before...

Dieselgate: Why Volkswagen Will Come Out Smelling Like Roses

Details have been emerging this week of a clever trick pulled by Volkswagen in North America, but who's really at fault? The German-based automaker is...
Hand of God and Adam in Sistine Chapel

Beyond Misanthropy

One of the saddest and most misguided trends of late is the stated preference of a growing number of people for animals over humans.I’ve...

Nihilism Made ComfortableNihilismo Hecho a la Medida

The collapse of Western values and traditions has led, as philosopher A.C. Grayling puts it, to the nihilistic view that “life has no point,...

The Next Stage in Human Evolution, Part Two

Paleo-anthropologists are generally of the view, in the words of Ian Tattersall, that ³there has never been a more fateful arrival on the biological scene...

Buddhism Doesn’t Transplant Well

She walked up as I was finishing my sitting at streamside. Announcing she was a Buddhist lama, ordained by a well-known rinpoche under the...

No More ad Hominids

The bush of human evolution is getting bushier. New species of hominids have been discovered in Africa, Asia, and Europe in recent years that...
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