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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Why Ask the Big Questions -- When You Could Be Having a Beer?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

What do you think? Does the sacred express itself in the material world? Or are we mortals pretty much on our own here in this humongous universe? Here's what a friend of mine, neonatal pathologist Geoff Machin has to say on the question:

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

Jeanne Ball | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Jeanne Ball

Interview with author Craig Pearson "There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... ...

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

Who's Got It Right About the European Union: David Cameron or Alfred Nobel?

Tad Daley | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Tad Daley

Since everything else -- our economies, our communications, our single planetary environment -- succumbs more completely to globalization every day, shouldn't we eventually bring about a complete globalization of our structures of governance as well?

In the Wake of Tragedy, I Seek the Comfort of Books

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Books remind us, again and again, that we are not alone in the world. We are not alone in suffering heartache, questioning purpose, searching for justice, or defining meaning.

The Dream Shall Not Die

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

"The dream shall never die," Ted Kennedy once said; the dream is flitting by, and very close to dead. Now we're kept awake by nightmares in which we f...

Celebrating Tennyson's 200th Birthday

Josa Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josa Young

Only slowly over the last few years has the significance of uber-poet Tennyson in my own family history become apparent.

200 days, 200 years

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph Freeman

As we trudge onward, why not peruse a page from the book of a long-gone literary colossus who was born 200 years ago today?