What? Success Doesn’t Ensure Happiness?

The self-inflicted death of Robin Williams is pushing my buttons. And while I’ve read many commentaries, I have yet to come across one that speaks to the issue I find most affecting, so I feel prompted to chime in. My … Continue reading

The Soul’s Affliction

I’ve been interested lately in what happens when we as humans take offense. Let’s say someone does something we perceive as immoral or abusive or otherwise wrong. My working example has been how Dick Cheney, while vice president, may have … Continue reading

Religion: One Road to Selflessness

Yesterday an editor from a philosophy magazine sent me an email. How he got my address is a mystery, since he seeks a priest, which I obviously am not. He wants an essay to counter the arguments of the ‘New … Continue reading