FIRST PERSON | Nietzsche in New Guinea

Before I converted to Christian fundamentalism as a young man, the only philosophers I recall having any familiarity with were Bertrand Russell and Immanuel Kant. My introduction to Kant came from Ms. Emily, the librarian... Read More

FIRST PERSON | Who Moved My Child?

In 1998 Dr. Spencer Johnson published a small book titled, Who Moved My Cheese? Simply written, the book was meant to guide and support individuals who were going through unanticipated and unsettling transitions in their... Read More

FIRST PERSON | Remission

Remission is possible. However, there really is no cure.” Any patient hearing these words feels upset, frightened, and bewildered as processing such information is difficult.  Helplessness and even thoughts of “why me?” move through the... Read More

FIRST PERSON | The Power of Burning Man

In the summer of 2015 I had the profoundly life-changing experience of participating in Burning Man, a weeklong, transformative cultural event set in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Burning Man is best characterized by... Read More

Concerning Bullies

No one wants to admit that they were bullied. It’s bad enough to be privately humiliated by the aggressions of someone else. To then talk about it, to release it from its cage, rarely serves... Read More

Little Hell on the Prairie

Reflecting on recent developments within the humanist movement while chatting with a friend, I was reminded of a single, short snippet among my fifty-plus years of existence on this planet that had a profound impact... Read More