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Thankful for Darwin

On this 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s publication of “Origin of Species”, I’m thankful for his multi-decade effort to understand one of the greatest questions of human history: where do we come from?When I asked Stanford biologist Robert S… Continue reading

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The great recession, Herodotus and hidden treasures?

The great recession we are experiencing reinforces a timeless observation made by the pioneering Greek historian Herodotus: “Human prosperity never abides long in the same place.” The New York Times concluded a recent article about the recession w… Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the 4th of July?

We had a wonderful phone call this last week with LaurieSheck, poet and author of “A Monster’s Notes” – a reimagining of Frankenstein.Here is my suggested way to spend the 4th of July atyour picnic or on the beach.1. While driving to the beach, li… Continue reading

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Wisdom is a habit?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the Reading Odysseycommunity lately about wisdom, community and habits.When we read the Bible, we saw that King Solomon got hiswisdom as a gift from God. Wisdom was a divine attribute ofthe individual, who was e… Continue reading

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Plane of possibility?

This is the inaugural newsletter of the Reading Odyssey – the informal organization (in process of becoming a formal nonprofit) that I began with the intent to help adults – including myself – learn to think and to see in new ways through reading … Continue reading

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