Jamie Metzl in Hacking Darwin makes the argument that a genetics arms race is in progress, and we must, as individuals, take responsibility for developing an international regulatory program. Such an effort will not be easy to build, but it is essential if we do not want unfettered genetic manipulation of humans and their descendants. Metzl writes that his purpose is to get readers to act, and so I am acting by writing to the US President.
A document from the Societe Internationale des Etudes de Créqui has provided significant information about Ahasverus de Créqui dit la Roche, a distant noble French/Dutch ancestor of mine who immigrated to Norway to fight agains the Swedish army between 1657 and 1676 shortly after the 30 years war, This ancestor may have brought the first morter to Norway for these battles with the Swedes. This provides a summary of that information provided in the reference to this blog.
This video is a recording of Kent Peterson’s understanding of three different personas or masks – power, love and serenety. Kent describes these, helps us explore these personas in ourselves, and discusses ways to get beyond these masks for a true expression of authenticity, self-acceptance and love for ourselves. This is that recording that we hope you gain some benefit from watching.
Check out an excellent course in virology by one of the best podcasting scientists, Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Higgins Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University.
This is a short and honest review of The Florios of Sicily: A Novel by Stefania Auci. It explains both the shortcomings and what I learned from this book, including that a Florio family, an entrepreneurial dynasty actually exists in Sicily.
I think you’ll find this very intriguing and helpful in better understanding Non-Violent Communication and how it is used. Marion Little’s focus for this video is ‘Self-Empathy’ which is one part of three keys to NVC communication depicted in the attached documents which were included as handouts for this session:
(1) Self Empathy & Self Honesty
(2) Speaking with Honestry
(3) Listening with Empathy
Some thinking about how the Enneagram can be used to become more conscious.
My thoughts about being in a pandemic for an entire year.
After reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, I have a clear picture of the magnitude of this work, and the challenge it must have been to make this argument when so many explained the existence of so many species on Earth as part of a ‘plan of creation’. It’s well worth reading if you have any interest in biology.
I’ve been searching for meaning in my life, and this has led me to a pursuit of my purpose. I found in reading and studying about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics that the secret to a happy life may be a life of virtue. This post thinks through Aristotle’s logic to get me to some clarity about how I lead a happy life.