November 17, 2017

THREE STORIES I HEARD TODAY AT LUNCH

KATHARINE HEPBURN and DAVID EICHLER A LOVE STORY “Something happens to me when you’re around that I can’t easily explain,” wrote Eichler. You know I’ve been […]
November 13, 2017
Levinson Book Review

Mt. Airy architect constructs stunning novel about war

by Len Lear Joel Levinson, 78, grew up in Strawberry Mansion, dropped out of Central High School and went to Perkiomen Prep, where he blossomed and […]
October 27, 2017

Searching for DARK MATTER

  THE EXISTENCE OF DARK MATTER is a 20th century discovery. The first scientist to postulate the existence of Dark Matter was the little known Swedish […]
October 8, 2017
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A UNIVERSE OF INVISIBLE SPHERES

We are brought up to picture the universe as a vast expanse of empty space dotted by tiny isolated stars.  Later we learn of the Milky […]
September 3, 2017
The Sea In Which We Blindly Swim

THE SEA IN WHICH WE BLINDLY SWIM

Each of us human creatures is an ever-changing, incredibly complex organization of independent but necessarily integrated units of energy. We move about in a sea of, […]
July 24, 2017
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QUOTATIONS I LIVE BY

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. “ Aristotle ____________   “Authority gone to one’s […]
March 21, 2017
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Why Dreaming Is So Real

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November 26, 2016
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IN THE CROWD – MLK SPEECH AT GIRARD COLLEGE 1965

In the summer of 1965 I worked for an architectural firm in Philadelphia (Vincent G. Kling) whose offices were on Corinthian Avenue.  After work one day, […]
October 26, 2016

DOWNWARD CAUSATION – my take

Consciousness for some (including me) arises from and is an emergent property of the brain. The brain is the most complex organ of the body. Consciousness […]
October 19, 2016
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The problem with ‘This Way or That’

PEOPLE TEND to see situations and decision-making as: Shall it be THIS or THAT.  Many of us tend to see only black or white alternatives; good or bad […]