April 2, 2016

I once read somewhere that the story of creation from the Book of Genesis is the ultimate Western archetypal male fantasy writ epic. Here, minor responsibilities are elevated to prominence in order to inflate an insecure sense of self. The way that the author of the ta...

March 1, 2016

Legend has it that our universe is balanced on the back of a turtle of enormous girth. A related story goes:

A bright young scientist was giving a lecture on cosmology, with a smattering of physics and astronomy for good measure. As often happens, the scientist was chal...

February 1, 2016

Never looking back, or too far in front of me.

The present is a gift. And I just wanna be.

—Common, from Be

In a typical year, the federal government releases about 700,000 individuals once convicted of felonies back into society. We, as a nation, have paid about $40,000...

January 2, 2016

Things never start on their own. They evolve, and they grow from strength to greater strength. Nothing is isolated. Every thing, moment, or object is related to everything else. Though the War on Drugs is beyond the scope of this project, briefly reviewing the history...

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