From Saturn to Soyuz

For all intents and purposes, the American manned space program is over, at least for the foreseeable future. After over 30 years as a...

The Emergence of Intelligence

Contributor – Meditations Martin LeFerve Fog enshrouds the town as I enter the mountain community from the valley below. With a few hundred meters more of...

What Is Holiness?

The river of Western civilization seems to be parting in two directions, neither of which offers anything new and nourishing. One channel, the increasingly...

May Tibet Never Be Forgotten

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFerve The Dalai Lama has said that he may not reincarnate again, and if he does, it will not be in Tibet....

The Journey of Lifelong Learning

As a longtime admirer of neurologist Oliver Sacks, his bit of fluff in the New York Times recently, “This Year, Change Your Mind,” was...

Streams Without Division

The smaller of the two creeks, just beyond town (and soon to be enveloped by it), is running full and strong again after the...

Depression In a Dead Culture Is Not a Given

Having essentially lost my 20’s in the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s to depression before it became pandemic in America, I’ve watched with growing dismay...

Referendum On Humanity: The Sudan

Featured Columnist - Meditations Martin LeFevre What would you do if you knew something bad was going to happen, but something far worse could be prevented...

Beyond Belief

Martin LeFevre, TheCostaRicaNews.com   We met at one of the 50,000 Starbucks (5 in this small city alone). She was a Christian from Africa, but she...

Meditation, Illumination, and Revolution

Contributor – Meditations Martin LeFerve The shirtsleeve weather of the previous few days suddenly shifted last night. Rain fell in the valley and snow fell in...
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