Like many who may read this, I love biology. Marine biology, in particular, has always evoked the most child-like wonder into an alien world not-quite our own. Yet we share the world with all of Earth's biology. Looking to one particular phylum in our shared 'Tree of Life,' we can see metaphor for human collaboration in the coordinated limb activity…Continue
As a near-sighted child, I reveled in close examination of the world. Small bugs & flowers held close to eye, I can recall countless hours combing over the minutia of objects close up. It was the clouds and stars, so far away & therefore further still from clear in my focus, that were forbidden my…Continue
I remember- as a child in temple at pesach, a fertility celebration of spring harvest- I held a reed in the center of the congregants and spun, reciting, essentially, “God is all around, God is all around, God is all around.” It was then, dizzy from…Continue
"What if," the dreamer pondered, "I am not so much a human being, but a trans-dimensional being of incomprehensible power who has fashioned these unimaginably capable capacities to answer the question, 'what is it like to be a human?'"
We would be 'trapped' from insight to this grander nature of ours (much like Scientologists affirm), forbidden to see…Continue