A Little Less Coleridge

The Romantic poet John Keats lived his short life with intense passion. Moved by his senses and imagination. Read more.

THE CRISIS OF NARRATIVE COHERENCE

Anyone who sees a crisis coming should warn others. We see a crisis coming. Read more.

THE HUMAN CONDITION

We've become just that: conditioned human beings deluding ourselves that we are stewards, defenders and pursuers of freedom. But whose idea of freedom are we subscribing to? Read more.

THE BLUE PILL AND YOU

In the 1999 sci-fi movie “The Matrix,” the main character is offered a choice. A red pill, to help him escape the Matrix, the unseen digital simulation he calls “life.” Or a blue pill, which would allow him to stay in that comfortable, illusory world. Read more.

WAKE UP

I’m working on an oil painting. A portrait of a client. I’m creating it from a photo. One shot casually and… stealthily. Read more.

THE WHEEL

A couple of scientists in the Netherlands ran an experiment. They wanted to challenge a prevailing assumption. Read more.

Fight or Flight

My last article created a bit of a stir. I think I understand why. It came to light during a brief conversation with a consultant. Read more.

IDENTITY IS DESTINY

Three simple words. Identity is destiny. An executive mouthed them to me after a talk. He meant it as both undeniable and auspicious. Read more.

This and That

My youngest daughter penciled "This and That" years ago at our kitchen table. When I asked her what it meant, she grinned, exposing her missing front teeth, and said, "It's simple." Read more.

ARE YOU AUTHENTIC?

A friend recently discovered the true meaning of the word “authentic.” She was in NYC with her family. Read more.

GO FOR A RIDE!

Robert Pirsig died recently in South Berwick, Maine. A short drive from my home. He wrote two notable philosophical novels. Read more.

LIVE YOUR IDEAS!

Go ahead… shout it out. “Live Your Ideas!” No good. It just doesn’t have that special… something. That inspiring, poetic ring. Read more.

SCARY FUN

It’s Halloween season. And people are looking forward to frightening themselves. With horror movies and haunted houses. It’s a weird kind of high. Read more.