I Think, Therefore I...

Thinking is defined as, “the process of using one’s mind to consider or reason about something.” The definition brings to mind Rodin’s sculpture of a nude male figure sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand while supposedly meditating about some lofty philosophical idea. Some say...

Double, Double, Toil...

(With apologies to William Shakespeare) Donald Trump recently declared that he is the victim of a WITCH HUNT. His supporters agree; his detractors don’t. I’m not sure who is right. All I know is that we haven’t had a good witch hunt since the Salem Witch trials. We are overdue for one and I...

Summer Reading for Dummies Jun24

Summer Reading for D...

I decided to make this a productive summer by reading some interesting and informative books. While researching what to read, I stumbled across the books for Dummies collection. “For Dummies” is an extensive series of informational / research books which are intended to present...

Past Lives Matter May20

Past Lives Matter

Ben Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He was right with respect to taxes but was he right about death? Not if you accept reincarnation. Throughout history, people have believed in it, including Mr. Franklin. Today about a quarter of Americans believe in reincarnation. The word reincarnation is derived from Latin and literally means “entering the flesh again”. Believers think that a person’s spirit or soul starts a new life in a different physical body after each biological death. It is thought that previous life experiences can contribute to our personal traits, strengths and...

One Wife, Happy Life

Polygamy, which has been in the news quite a bit recently, is the practice or custom of having more than one spouse. Polygamy usually consists of a man having multiple wives. However, it can also consist of a woman having more than one husband. But this is extremely rare as few women want to pick up after more than one man. This lifestyle has been discussed more since the airing of the HBO drama Big Love about a fictional family that practiced polygamy (the normal kind, i.e. a man with many wives). And on TLC there is a show called Sister Wives which is a reality show about a real life polygamist family. Sister Wives documents the life of...