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A plea for depoliticization

After thinking on this much over the past few days and weeks, I want to suggest that depoliticization of the truth itself is something worth pursuing. This is because we live in an era in which alternative “facts” can be dredged up for any debate. Take the issue of Coronavirus. Do we believe that there… Continue reading A plea for depoliticization

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The meaning of life at twenty-nine years

Like everyone, I like to do the things I enjoy most on my birthday. And for me, that has often been a combination of writing/reflection, solitude, hiking, and sharing with community. Today, I will be spending at least part of the day walking around my graduate school campus, making a spiritual goodbye to the place… Continue reading The meaning of life at twenty-nine years

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The five languages of wisdom (Literature: How to Read and Understand the World)

Hello, all, below is a talk on the five languages of wisdom concept from my recent book, "Literature: How to Read and Understand the World." I gave this talk on my FB page on 4/8/20. Please find my professional FB page here, and the "Literature: How to Read and Understand the World" release event here.… Continue reading The five languages of wisdom (Literature: How to Read and Understand the World)

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Peace, love, and the purpose of existence (spiritual talk)

Hi, all, I recently filmed and uploaded a spiritual talk to Youtube, in the form of a video titled "Peace, love, and the purpose of existence." This is a very vulnerable share for me, but one that I hope is helpful to others. In the video, I discuss peace, love, oneness, trauma, the "crisis" of… Continue reading Peace, love, and the purpose of existence (spiritual talk)