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The Religion Tree: A Poem

THE RELIGION TREE I. The leaf doesn’t fall far from the tree, and we are all leaves on the same tree, and will take our leave from there. II. The yellow leaf signals fall, the green leaf, pride before the fall. … Continue reading

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The Religion Tree

Using the metaphor of a tree, in the following poem I try to boil down the essence of the human predicament (which I take to be suffering, change, and death) and the response of each major religion to it (including the atheist … Continue reading

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The Pow of Physics

After a year of being down for repairs, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is starting to, like, smash protons together again. According to the AP today: The aim is to hurl protons into each other at close to the speed … Continue reading

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Zen Meditation Break with Alan Watts: Gooey Prickles and Prickly Goo

Alan Watts was a former Anglican priest turned scholar of Japanese Zen. An icon of the 1960s counter-culture, Watts used to go around giving spontaneous and magical lectures at American college campuses, turning-on students to Eastern forms of reflection and meditation. … Continue reading

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