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Meditation for People Who Hate It

This is the fourth installment in the Meaningfulness Project series, an essay project devoted to exploring a sense of purpose through long-term commitment to core values.   I’ve struggled a lot with … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Method acting, personality and identity: You are what you do

‘My Left Foot’ won Daniel Day Lewis the Academy Award for Best Actor. In the annals of Hollywood and the halls of acting schools, the work of method actors carries … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Enlightened assistance: Exploring the limits of charity

  Participants in World Vision Taiwan’s 30-hour Famine fill a stadium in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan. Every year in Taiwan and elsewhere, a Christian organization called World Vision holds a special event … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The enlightened versus the opinionated?: A Defense of Conviction

Ann Coulter has never been accused of lacking conviction. The Internet is littered with some of her gems, like “Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alienation: a path to and from enlightenment?

The carved figure above represents the role of meditation in coming to a full and innate understand of reality, or enlightenment. By Adityamadhav83 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Congress considers new regulation on chemicals in consumer products

  Certain household products contain chemicals that disrupt the function of the endocrine or immune systems and may cause disease. Photo Courtesy of Milosz1 under the Creative Commons license. Editorial … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 5 Comments