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The Orrery, Part II

Science fiction helps us understand what it means to be human. That’s something I’ve heard, anyway. I’m reminded of my sophomore year Intro to British Medieval Literature professor shrieking at the class that there are no messages in literature!, that reading is an aesthetic experience, not an instructive one (I think that’s what she meant). […]

The Orrery

Last month I bought a copy of The Only Dance There Is, a collection of talks given by Ram Dass in 1970. Not a bad thing to read during the holy season. I don’t follow any particular organized religion, but my spirituality is who I am. It informs everything I do. I spend a lot […]