In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?
“Try doing less, Mike.” I’m on the floor yet again. These four words are a frequent refrain I hear in Lavinia’s Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais class. Usually followed by something like “What would it be like to be easier on yourself?” I then have the opportunity to move my arms, legs, head or torso more […]
I hope you’ve been having a restful and reflective season. And, I realize that, for many of us, this has been a difficult season – whether simply feeling the weight of national and global tensions and tragedies, or the pain often borne uniquely in our immediate context. I carried this paradox with me in my […]
Is it that time of year already? Thanksgiving just happened, and Christmas is coming…how are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Resolute? Confused? Curious? From the latest mass shootings to ongoing political turmoil, from the revelatory heartbreak of #MeToo to cascading ecological devastation, for many of us it’s a tough year to hold out for hope. I want to await the arrival of […]
I’ve been facing alot of challenges this month – I don’t know about you. The turmoil of election season – and its results – challenged me. Deeply. The surge in racially-motivated violence in the United States had me fear for the safety of many whom I love – including my own family. The book I collaborated […]