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Human Existence

Life is a Puzzle, Isn't It?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Steve McSwain

Pam, my spouse, loves puzzles. This is one of her latest. I'm pretty sure she got this one to put together alongside Charlie and Mason, two of our gra...

The Meaning of Human Existence

Keith Hess | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Keith Hess

In his New York Times bestseller The Meaning of Human Existence, Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson discusses (among other things) the meaning, significan...

Death Will Not Escape Us

Marion Leary | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Marion Leary

Death will not escape us, any of us. Though it seems that death has a fond proclivity for me, it has followed me throughout my life thus far. Case-in-point, I started writing this from a room in a hospice center, watching as my father-in-law took some of what were his last breaths.

World Peace Begins With You and Me

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Dr. Hyder Zahed

This Earth, is the only planet that we know of, which is inhabited by intelligent beings, we humans. We humans, thrive best when we attain inner peace, live in peaceful times, and nurture our hopes for a peace in the world.

Pathway to an Authentic, Real-World Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home
Steve McSwain

Clearly, humans are not the point or necessarily the purpose of creation. It is the ultimate ego-trip to imagine we are. Which makes the reading of our sacred literature all the more interesting to me.

Know Why You're Here: The Point of Human Existence

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.27.2013 | Home
Steve McSwain

My friend, you did not show up to be a pastor or a lawyer, journalist, or missionary, or a mechanic or server at Waffle House. You are here instead to awaken out of all illusions. The illusions cause the suffering.

The Boston Marathon Bombing as a Collective Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Robert D. Stolorow

A tragedy like this brings us face-to-face with our existential vulnerabilities -- vulnerabilities to harm, death, and loss -- and the existential vulnerability of all those we love and, perhaps worst of all, the limitedness or our ability to protect them.

Yelp Reviews on Life

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Home
Leslie Goshko

Much like chocolate and peanut butter, Mork and Mindy, Jack and Coke, certain things just belong together. Which is why it's about time that the follo...

Counting My People

Helen Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helen Davey

An Autobiographical Book Review of Robert D. Stolorow's Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections.