One of the longest-running science fiction series in network television history is The X-Files, which originally aired in the 1990s up till 2002 but is now back. In the show, X-Files are unsolved cases involving mystical and paranormal phenomena collected by the FBI, but no one really takes them seriously except for this one agent, […]

A couple of years ago, in the fall of 2015, I found myself winning my Ultimate League tennis matches again and again. Against people who had beat me in previous seasons, too. Soon I learned that I had qualified for the post-season tournament, and I had been added to an initial bracket of 64 contenders […]

“The secret of success in life,” said author Mark Twain, “is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” “My cooking is so bad,” said comedian Phyllis Diller, “my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.” “The only time to eat diet food,” said the great chef Julia Child, […]

A moment ago we witnessed something mesmerizing. It was performance poet Marlon Carey at a Ted Talk in Boston, rapping and rat-a-tat tatting through a piece about time: Time is running out There’s never enough time…. Our dismal existence is punching in, punching out Serving time Prisoners trapped inside the hourglass Choking on the sandstorm […]

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 […]

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