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Kenny’s Window: A Book Review

brainpickings – Maria Popova writes: “I don’t write for children,” Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928–May 8, 2012) told Stephen Colbert in his last on-camera appearance. “I write—and somebody says, ‘That’s […]

What Does a Grateful Brain Look Like?

The Daily Good – Adam Hoffman writes: Evidence is mounting that a team at the University of Southern California has shed light on the neural nuts and bolts of gratitude […]

Go be reconciled with thy Brother (2015)

Timothy Wilken writes: In his sermon on the mount, Jesus of Nazareth taught: “Love our enemies, do good to them that hate us, bless them that curse us, and pray […]

Eight Steps Towards Forgiveness

The Daily Good – Robert Enright writes: When another person hurts us, it can upend our lives. Sometimes the hurt is very deep, such as when a spouse or a […]

Synergic Containment – A Thought Experiment

Future Positive – Timothy Wilken, MD writes: This is not a criticism of the federal officers who were involved in the adversary containment at the Branch Davidian Church. Clearly the members of […]

America: Home of the Wimps?

Reposted from AlJazerra America. David Cay Johnston Listening to Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday night, you would think that America has become a nation of wimps, cowering in fear for […]

The Next Generation is Watching

BBC News—Reports: Negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 2C (3.6F). Leaders from […]

Hang Onto Your Wallets

As readers of this site know, capitalism is an obsolete economic strategy that must fail as humanity reaches the limits of clean water, clean air, and affordable clean fuel on […]

The History of Thanksgiving

Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. At these ceremonies, many exchange Thanksgiving gifts and are reminded of everything they have to be thankful for. Before […]