9 05, 2019

The Beasts Within Us

2019-05-09T21:48:24+00:00 May 9th, 2019|TIME Magazine|

Rarely a day, rarely a minute goes by when we don't have to decide who we really are. Evil versus good is not a question of them and us and when. It is a question of us and us and now. I don’t remember much from my freshman Intro to Philosophy course 40 years ago, but I do remember a debate about the ancient Latin proverb "Homo hominis lupus-man is a wolf to men." A wolf in this case is [...]

26 09, 2018

The Mindfullness of Prayer

2018-09-26T23:03:07+00:00 September 26th, 2018|TIME Magazine|

At fifteen I was arrested for shoplifting, getting a D minus in Algebra and mired in acned adolescent angst. Not knowing what else to do, my befuddled parents sent me to a Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin and hoped for the best. The best is exactly what happened. Within hours of my return I missed camp so much my heart hurt. I missed the music, the hippie counselors, the towering, wise rabbis and the pretty girls dressed for the Sabbath [...]