A Letter to My Unborn Daughters

Hello! — If you’re new to my blog… how about reading What “Inclusion” Means to Me first? 2022 Addendum #1 — Written in 2017 when my wife was pregnant, this essay has recieved some disproportionate traffic lately. Although I disagree with a few sentences here and there, and I’m delighted to see more visible female … Read more

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)                 Another good book on mindfulness, and while I don’t think it expresses the idea as clearly or as thoroughly as Harris’ Waking Up, it does state it simply: washing the dishes is meditation. As such, so is life — while we are doing whatever we are … Read more

Happiness (2003) A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard

Happiness (2003) A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard “The inability to manage our thoughts proves to be the principal cause of suffering.” Happiness takes us through the basic philosophy of meditation and suffering in Buddhism, the reasons to cultivate this skill, its benefits being researched by western science, and how to … Read more