Our world is in pain.  The feeling of this is the pivotal psychological reality of our time.  Pain oozes through the words of a report issued October 1st by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This panel, composed of a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, describes a world […]

It’s been another grueling week in our country, which culminated yesterday in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice despite serious concerns about his honesty, temperament, and treatment of women. Another grueling week, which saw thousands of protesters in Washington and millions around the country, protesting the fact that their bodies […]

From the psychology department of the University of Arizona comes a study about happiness and the role that big talk, as opposed to small talk, plays. When we get all existential with each other—when we deep dive into conversations about things that frighten us to death, or perplex us, or things we are enthusiastic about […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about neighborhoods.  The other week I caught the Mr. Roger’s documentary, and I believe his vision of the neighborhood was the most groundbreaking of all of his theological concepts put to mainstream children’s television.  Love your neighbor, get to know your neighbors, rely on your neighbors, accept a lot from […]

The generally accepted sensibility of our time is that men want to parent boys and women want to parent girls. However, various researchers have noticed a shift in that inclination in the last two decades. In a 2010 study, economists from three universities discovered that adoptive American parents preferred girls to boys by nearly a […]