Vulnerability and Inner Strength

This is a post in my project series, tentatively titled “Overlapping Magisteria” – which is a project to bring together old spiritual wisdom about how to live as human beings, with current scientific understandings. One of the things I do all the time (and often regret) is read the comments on mainstream news articles. If you’ve […]

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Conscious vs. Unconscious

This is a post in my project series, tentatively titled “Overlapping Magisteria” – which is a project to bring together old spiritual wisdom about how to live as human beings, with current scientific understandings. On July 18th, an unarmed black man who was a caretaker for an autistic patient was shot while he was lying […]

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A Wisdom School, Overview

This post starts out talking about a character in my writing, but it’s not about my writing, or writing, or even science fiction. Bear with me. In my Casitian Universe Series, I have a character named Jal’end’a. She’s Casitian (from another planet, for those of you who aren’t familiar,) and before she arrived on Earth, […]

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Why Do We Still Have Zoos?

The uproar around what happened in Cincinnati reminded me of my extremely ambivalent relationship to zoos. When I was a kid, I loved going to the zoo. I really enjoyed watching the animals, and learning about animals I’d probably never see elsewhere. As I got older, I got more and more uncomfortable about zoos, and […]

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