Judgment is one of the most natural of the human emotions and the most damaging. It allows an individual to be judge, jury and executioner-whether in practice or in state of mind. […]
Donald Murphy (1950-) is a dedicated conservationist and past deputy director of the National Park Service(2001-2007). He served as the director of California State Parks form 1992 to 1999. He represented the United States on the World Heritage Committee(2001-2007), which inscribes natural and cultural sites of outstanding universal value onto the world heritage list. His first published book is a collection of sonnets, Love Vignettes. His first novel, published in 2011 is, Beth about a teenage girl's coming of age journey. His current book, a science fiction novel, EPOCH, is available at Amazon Kindle Books. This gripping tale tells the story of what happens a two time winner of the Nobel Prize in physics has his work hijacked by a secret government program whose purpose it is to use emergence theory to control spacetime with consequences that could lead to the annihilation of the universe. Donald also leads seminars in executive leadership at the Aspen Institute and writes a weekly blog on science and religion. You can follow him on twitter @finalequation.
Few of us are truly humble or meek. That is to say most of us are never free of pride. True humility is a Godly quality and can only be manifested in […]
I began last week’s blog with how I often feel that we are living a miracle. The word miracle is usually associated with an event that can’t be explained. So overwhelmed am […]
Today LaRena and I decided to take a journey to a remote Andean village where the people are famous for their woodworking. We looked up the village, named Oyacachi, which had its […]
Andrew Levison, Stanley’s only child, asserts to me that Stanley was an atheist with no specific interest in organized Judaism. Andrew wrote to me: “If someone had asked him if he was […]
I gave a lot of myself to baseball back in the day. Or maybe, more accurately, baseball extracted a lot from me. I lost my two front teeth to baseball. I still […]
Heaven and hell; salvation and damnation are the most misleading at best and at worst just plain wrong concepts spread by religion-especially Christianity. Scripture is full of references that perhaps well meaning […]