Our Old Friend Antisemitism

Antisemitism, or prejudice and discrimination against Jews, has unfortunately been present in societies around the world for centuries. I grew up in Co-op City which held one of the largest Jewish populations based on people migrating from lower Manhattan and other areas of the Bronx. At one time, the Bronx had a Jewish community which …

Separation Anxiety or Something

I have to wonder what the world would be like if we sorted and separated everyone into their special categories. For example, let's say we created states and cities based on our current documented ideas on race, color, and genetic makeup. From there we would need to break things down more by religion, sexual orientation …

Equanimity Consideration and Practice

Equanimity is a state of mental calmness and composure, especially in difficult situations. It is the ability to maintain a balanced and stable mind, regardless of external circumstances. Many people consider equanimity to be a positive trait, as it allows a person to respond to challenges and adversity in a level-headed and balanced way. Some …

Belief and Faith

The Prompt - Belief and Faith If you are up for it, this post might take you a bit sideways. That said, your brain will be just fine, it won't hurt a bit. This comes from Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation “Now I need at this point to make clear that I am not against beliefs. …

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