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Why I Love Female Barbers -- Salute to Heidi!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Many years ago, when I was in the Far East during the Korean War, I spent some time in Japan... and first encountered female barbers. It was a revelation.

What Do You Really Believe?

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.

Who Are You Avoiding?

William Irvine | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Why don't we want to be alone with our thoughts? Presumably because it puts us face to face with someone we want desperately to avoid, namely, ourselves.

"Monsieur Ambivalence: A Post-Literate Fable", by Thomas Fuller, With Two "Ambivalent" Poems by Joan Gelfand and Claire Rubin

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

You may remember the bestseller by Alain de Botton, How Reading Proust Can Change Your Life. Maybe your life did change. Maybe you set out to final...

Man Shot in Argument About Kant

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.

John Brown | Posted 07.04.2012 | Comedy
John Brown

I hereby propose a new portal/site (call it whatever you want) dedicated to total silence. You would click on, no content/graphics/sound would appear on it.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 183

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Frankie Miller, Jackie Greene, Agnes Obel, Pas/Cal and more.

Beware Secular Fundamentalism

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Secular Fundamentalism is no more consistent with what it claims as its roots than Religious Fundamentalism is consistent with its own roots. And neither allows the other to have a real conversation.

What is Philosophy? It's Not About Beards and Togas

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

This week, The New York Times launched a new online commentary called "The Stone," where academic philosophers, professors at our colleges and univers...