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.
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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.
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.
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 finally...
Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.
I hereby propose a new portal/site (call it whatever you want) dedicated to total silence. You would click on silence.com, no content/graphics/sound would appear on it.
This week, we feature music by Frankie Miller, Jackie Greene, Agnes Obel, Pas/Cal and more.
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.
This week, The New York Times launched a new online commentary called "The Stone," where academic philosophers, professors at our colleges and univers...
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