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vivian-mcinerny's picture
Sep.09.2011
I was once embarrassed about liking beautiful things. In the midst of my teenage existential angst, fretting over appearances struck me as horribly shallow. And I was canyon deep, dang it! So that’s when I retreated to my Fortress of Solitude. It looked a lot like an alcove in the family basement...
lucinda-b-watson's picture
Sep.14.2010
Why The Razor’s Edge is still so appealing…. Recently a good friend of mine recommended that I read The Razor’s Edge and so I picked it up on my way to Lenox, Massachusetts.  Once I began to read the book, I was hooked as I found it to be a great story about the meaning of life. Unlike the popular...
bruce-wilson's picture
Sep.09.2010
Stephen Hawking’s new book, The Grand Design declares that God did not create the universe or rather that God is not necessary for the big bang to inflate.  As a spiritual person and a fairly intelligent student of science I find that I am offended by his conclusion.   To dismiss the idea of a...
renee-mallette-cota's picture
Nov.10.2009
This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples, no need for complication.  One's own  mind, one's own heart is the temple, and loving-kindness is the philosophy. - Dalai Lama   I live my life on four philosophies:  1: Always speak to a person as if the words I'm saying may be the...
a-colin-wright's picture
Jun.02.2009
As many of you will know by now, a major concern in my writing is “meaning.” Now of course, this does not necessarily come through in any individual piece of writing: rather, there may be little bits here, little bits there, but over the years I have obviously developed some kind of philosophy of...