Just a few updates and thoughts
Psychiatrist Norman Doidge, MD, has recently published a long, four-part article entitled Needle Points, in which he examines vaccine skepticism in Ame…
A few years ago at a retreat I was outlining the dark side of the triumphalist mythology of progress. A man raised his hand and shared the following st…
Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze. – Carl Sagan The human collective has in the last several years transitioned into a new s…
A friend wrote me about her dilemma. She owns a company employing hundreds of people and is a staunch critic of that-which-shall-not-be-named. She said…
All right everyone, I said was going to expand beyond formal essays here on Substack, so here are some reflections on things I’ve been reading, hearing…
Let’s say I’m addicted to prescription pain-killers. You are my concerned friend. “Charles,” you say, “you’ve really got to get off this medication. It…
Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence
Part 3-and-a-half of the Girard series
My son Philip is 16 years old. A few days ago we had a deep conversation about the future, about which he was feeling a persistent anxiety. Afterwards,…
Reality is not a given. – Orland Bishop In a conversation with a friend yesterday the question arose, “What are we to expect to happen in the next deca…