Monthly Archives: April 2022

What Makes Us Tick?

“Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely.” ~ Bertrand Russell I’m quite certain most of us, in this time of war and broken politics, have found ourselves asking: haven’t we’ve seen this picture before? Is history repeating itself?  In Bertrand Russell’s 1950 Nobel acceptance speech he attempts to answer this question. His perspective is raw and unvarnished but in … Continue reading What Makes Us Tick? »


Friday evening was the beginning of Passover, when the “mighty hand of Adonai” freed the Israelites from Egypt and sent them to wandering — in the desert. It is a story well worth remembering. It begins when the Israelites were held in bondage in Egypt. The Hebrew word for Egypt is mitzrayim, which literally means a “narrow place.” The Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, starts fretting … Continue reading Passover »

Narcissism Unleashed

I think we’d all agree that self-absorption is an unhealthy characteristic and that we have too much of it in our social media-driven age. I heard it said that some people never have reflections unless they stand before a mirror.  “I may not be much, but I’m all I think about.” How true. But today we’re witnessing something more sinister, a kind of malignant self-absorption … Continue reading Narcissism Unleashed »