Doing Justice To Our Lives

The price of understanding certain truths is living–being willing to reveal yourself utterly, to fail, to fall short, (old fashioned word perhaps, but still) to sin. In the meantime, there are the Great Courses. Recent, I learned this in the comfort of my car:  In his introduction to course “Buddhism,” Professor Malcolm David Eckel ofContinue reading “Doing Justice To Our Lives”

Giving Thanks

Science demonstrates that the instinct to seek justice–defined in the sense of seeking revenge or self-protective retaliation or third-party moralistic punishment–is found in many species.  Guppies, to site a humble example, send out scouting parties to keep a collective eye on big predatory fish.   The members of the scouting party take turns approaching the bigContinue reading “Giving Thanks”