Every time I sit down to write about something I want to write about—like how to find meaning in a secular age, or the significance of the imminent birth of my new granddaughter—I find my reverie interrupted by the political turmoil surrounding me. Continue reading Comey’s Firing: Do We Live in a Kleptocracy?
I recently read, “Plants can see, hear and smell—and respond,” on the BBC earth site. The article reports on new research which shows that “plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains.”
As Jack C. Schultz puts it, plants “are just very slow animals.” Continue reading The Philosophy of Vegetarianism
My mother was born 98 years ago today. In her memory, I reprint this letter which I sent to her 17 years ago.
Continue reading My Mom’s Birthday