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The One Great Question

As a professor of philosophy, I try to help people and myself open up the great questions of the heart. And let me also explain what I mean by that, because for me, philosophy has to do mainly with questions. As I sometimes say—only half jokingly—we philosophers don’t do answers, we do questions. We need …continue

It’s Never Too Late to Heal the Father Wound

Many of us have been wounded by our fathers. For some we experienced abuse growing up. For others we dealt with neglect. For most of us, our fathers were absent physically or emotionally more than we would have liked. Many of our fathers died too soon. The first wound occurred for me when I was five years old. My father, …continue

Becoming Visible

I never thought I would write about Lyme disease. I didn’t even like to talk about it. People always said it would be healthy for me to reflect on my experience. Open discussion, they said, would help me better understand what I was going through. But talking about illness always made me feel like I …continue

3 Ways to Promote Personal Health & Ecological Well-Being

As I sit down to write this, looking out the window from my house in northern Vermont, we’ve recently transitioned into spring. But unlike many other past transitions out of winter, this year’s change isn’t from cold, snow, and ice into more warmth, sunshine, and the green of new grass. While the temperature is increasing …continue

Climate Change, Morality, and Social Change

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham We tend to have collective amnesia about how social change occurs. I’ve been asking myself over and over lately, Where does change come from? It happens right smack in the middle of mindsets that tell us that whatever it is we want to change is so intrinsic to the way …continue

Cannabis Is a Gateway Drug! (But It’s Not What You’ve Been Told)

Okay, let’s start this way: synapses that fire together wire together. What? Stay with me. A synapse (more specifically a synaptic cleft) is an empty space (a gateway) between nerve cells. This is true for the entire brain and for all those super highways of connections called our nervous system(s). When we touch a toe …continue