Carpe Spes

Carpe Spes I wrote the following post back in March for Bread and Circus Magazine.  Since then, some of the main players have changed, and the economic crisis now adds a poignant sense of urgency to its message. Yet—considering the seemingly endless nature of this presidential contest—it’s surprising how valid it still is.   I … Continue reading

Noah’s Rainbow

Noah’s Rainbow: The Development of Human Intellect and Compassion The first book of the Bible, Genesis, recounts the mythic stories of some of our earliest human ancestors. The name Genesis literally means “birth,” or “origin,” and it poetically charts how human beings developed knowledge, society and morality over time. For instance, in Genesis 9—after the … Continue reading