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White People | Reflections

February 4, 2018

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MTV’s documentary, White People [2015] by Jose Antonio Vargas. Wikipedia page; race.lookdifferent.com; The Trouble With “White People” by Hua Hsu, The New Yorker; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Gets It Right About Being White, Time; White People 101 by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic. You can read several reviews from the above links that are quite insightful. Below are some aspects worth […]

TED | Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them

January 3, 2018

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My research lab sits about a mile from where several bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in 2013. The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechnya, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, when a jury has to make the decision between life in prison and the death penalty, they base their decision largely on whether or not the defendant feels […]

Tribe | Notes & Reflections

December 27, 2017

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Sebastian Junger. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. HarperCollins, 2016. (167 pages) Introduction I wanted the chance to prove my worth to my community and my peers, but I lived in a time and a place where nothing dangerous ever really happened. Surely this was new in the human experience, I thought. How do you become an […]

The Mind Of God | Review & Notes

November 18, 2017

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Dr. Jay Lombard. The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and A Search for the Soul. Harmony Books, 2017. (197 pages) REVIEW In sum, I haven’t read a book in a long time of which I had so much appreciation, wonder, and disappointment at the same time. I will begin by saying this is really a beautiful […]

Whose In Charge? | Notes & Reflections

October 17, 2017

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Michael S. Gazzaniga. Who’s In Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain. HarperCollins, 2011. (260 pages) INTRODUCTION We all feel the tug of an insatiable desire to carry on the quest to know more about the situation in which we humans find ourselves. (2) We are personally responsible agents and are to be held accountable for […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | Reflections

July 19, 2017

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Wikipedia entry. With similarities to Next To Normal, (one of my favorite productions of all time), The Curious Incident put on stage the mind of Autism, and drew the audience in to the head space through lights, and actors. It was a thoughtful presentation, though obviously, it falls short of one’s real experience. The boldness of the […]

A Failure Of Nerve | Review & Notes

July 1, 2017

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Edwin H. Friedman. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. Seabury Books and The Edwin Friedman Trust, 1999, 2007. (260 pages) Greg Wiens review; All Is Grist review; Todd Noren-Hentz book notes; Todd Hiestand summary; 10th Anniversary Introduction; Alastair’s Adversaria’s review/notes; Bob Thune 500 word summary; Edwin Friedman Tables from A Failure […]