Years of working with adults with developmental disabilities have left me with questions regarding the meaning and meaningfulness of the lives of people who experience high levels of mental retardation.
I mean something different here from purpose. What a divine entity might mean for these people must remain a question beyond my ability to...
A major tenet of existentialism is we create our lives through our values, choices, and actions. Certainly, no one would say this is an “easy” task during any time period. European Existentialists of the 1940s and 1950s, such as Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Frankl, formed their philosophies with World War II as a backdrop—when...
A chilling article by Salon and AlterNet exposes the devastation that prescription drug abuse is causing much of America.
For large swaths of the country, “Pill Mills” that provide mood altering drugs for the slightest excuse, are a fact of life. “Pilling” – trading drugs with family, friends and strangers for a mix-...
He sat serious on Eagle Island,
face blanched and wings clipped,
fearless, furied, and focused.
His stillness was so, the trees
around him writhed and twisted
in torment and mayhem, alive
and more liberated than this icon
of freedom: the whole world
spectated and moved on by . . .
- Candice Hershman
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Did you know we’re running out of neurotics?
According to an essay in the New York Times, “one modern American type is slipping into the past without a rattle or even its familiar whimper – the neurotic.”
The problem, though, isn’t that there are too few neurotics in the 21st century: it’s that there are too...