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Perhaps by Evolution’s very grace, we humans are imbued not only with pure destructiveness, but also with the gift of consciousness. With that consciousness, particularly when it is nurtured to ever-higher levels, comes the gift of choice.

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Evolving to Survive Ourselves

Perhaps by Evolution's very grace, we humans are imbued not only with pure destructiveness, but also with the gift of consciousness. With that consciousness, particularly when it is nurtured to ever-higher levels, comes the gift of choice. Every time I read about...

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I cannot help but wonder why human beings are more interested in kicking balls around a field than they are in the fact that our activities have bought us a one-way ticket to extermination.

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World Cup versus Planet Earth

I cannot help but wonder why human beings are more interested in kicking balls around a field than they are in the fact that our activities have bought us a one-way ticket to extermination. I like FIFA soccer as much as the next fan. In fact, I often wonder why the...

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When I coined the term kung fu noir in connection with martial arts thrillers such as my 2007 title The Cutting Season, there were few titles in the category.

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Enzan – The Far Mountain: Kung Fu Noir Grows in Appeal

When I coined the term kung fu noir in connection with martial arts thrillers such as my 2007 title The Cutting Season, there were few titles in the category. When I coined the term kung fu noir in connection with martial arts thrillers such as my 2007 title The...

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We quiet our mind with meditation until we can feel how the turning of even one grain of sand affects the rest.

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5 Stars for The Perfect Exercise by Violet Li of the Examiner

We quiet our mind with meditation until we can feel how the turning of even one grain of sand affects the rest. Violet Li, a dedicated and accomplished Tai Chi practitioner and writer for the Tai Chi section on the Examiner.com has given Yunrou's book, Tai Chi: The...

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We must ask whether money has any business in healthcare, whether healthcare is a right or a privilege.

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Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

We must ask whether money has any business in healthcare, whether healthcare is a right or a privilege. The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. The argument in...

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I’m frequently asked for a recommendation for the best shoes to wear for tai chi practice and training.

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Barefoot Shoes for Tai Chi Practice

I'm frequently asked for a recommendation for the best shoes to wear for tai chi practice and training. I'm frequently asked for a recommendation for the best shoes to wear for tai chi practice and training. When considering a shoe there are two main points to...

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I used to train hard but I was exposed to some chemicals at work and I’ve been putting in too many hours. I don’t feel well these days. Used to train with Bruce Lee, though.

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Bruce Lee Breaks Through Time

I used to train hard but I was exposed to some chemicals at work and I’ve been putting in too many hours. I don’t feel well these days. Used to train with Bruce Lee, though. Recently, on writing retreat in Hilo, Hawaii, I had an opportunity to experience the wondrous...

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Imagine a Taoist coffee klatch, meeting furtively to exchange ideas about how to expand and raise human consciousness.

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Men as Gods

Imagine a Taoist coffee klatch, meeting furtively to exchange ideas about how to expand and raise human consciousness. Because the human brain is wired for story, both Eastern and Western cultures are rife with examples of legendary characters enlivening and embodying...

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The best of Taoist thinking and the best of Jewish thinking are remarkably alike.

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The Gambler

The best of Taoist thinking and the best of Jewish thinking are remarkably alike. The phone rings.   “Is this Arthur Rosenfeld?” It’s the voice of an older woman with a heavy, Eastern-European, Jewish accent.   “How can I help you?”   “That means it is...

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