Why We Are All Addicts

Why We Are All Addicts

We operate with some stock images of the addict: a person with a heroin needle in a park, or who nurses a bottle of gin in a paper bag at nine in the morning or who sneaks off at every opportunity to light up another...

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – The Buddha

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – The Buddha

The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between the sixth and fourth century B.C., the son of a wealthy king in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. It was prophesied that the young Buddha...

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is loved mainly as a guide to fashionable life in the Regency period, but her own vision of her task was radically different. She was an ambitious and stern moralist. She was acutely conscience of human failings and wanted, through her novels, to...

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle

[Tony Bennett’s “Cold, Cold Heart”] Tony Bennett: I tried so hard my dear to show that you’re my every dream. Yet you’re afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme. A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart. Why can’t...