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Read This Blog Post In Less Than A Minute!

I am a slow reader, and I would love to read faster. Not poetry or novels obviously—those we should savor. But lots of non-fiction, and certainly the news. There’s simply […]... More>


Theology, Taboos, and Creative Thinking

During the 1976 presidential campaign, then-candidate Jimmy Carter famously told Playboy magazine: “I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Carter’s unguarded remarks […]... More>


The Brooding Mind: Making the Worst of Ambiguity

Imagine yourself at your 10-year high school reunion, a long anticipated get-together for you and all your old friends. You haven’t seen many of them since graduation day, and naturally […]... More>


Under the Skin: How Childhood Adversity Takes Its Toll

Most of us have fond memories of our childhood homes, so it’s hard to imagine the lives of less fortunate kids. But far too many youngsters spend their earliest years […]... More>


Is Gratitude a Tool for Patience?

Recovering alcoholics who find their way into the rooms of AA are told to expect dramatic changes in attitude and outlook. Their feelings of uselessness and self-pity will disappear, they […]... More>