Recently, I’ve been practicing a form of the Buddhist Metta Bhavana, or Loving Kindness Meditation. In it, I concentrate on projecting unconditional love and good wishes to all life forms. It feels so powerful that I was thinking it may have a beneficial effect if many people were to synchronize the practice and send powerful thoughts and feelings of love and compassion to specific groups of people.
Skippable, glib introductory paragraph:
I finally removed my name from the Obama campaign email list. It took a few tries, which was fine with me because it gave me several chances to fill in the box about why I wanted to be removed from their mailing list. I explained that much as I respect and, in broad terms, support the President, his policy of killing people by remote control drone aircraft is so abhorrent to me that I found it difficult to maintain enthusiasm for his re-election. Read the rest of this entry »
As if my posts weren’t brainy & awkwardly academic sounding to begin with, now you have the opportunity to read my writing at its formal & stilted best! I have added a new box to the right of my posts, entitled, “Academic Peace Papers”. As the name suggests, much of my academic life has been focused on peace and nonviolence. I will periodically add more of my papers to this collection. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear President Obama, or his Web Blog Advisor,
As evidenced by our recent impact on the English language with the re-defining of the word “pussy,” this is a very influential blog, and you are well advised to pay attention. Read the rest of this entry »