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Are You Willing To Be A Devotee Of Kumare?

Though he concocted the doctrines and ritual practices of Kumare, Vikram Gandhi began to experience the benefits of them, feeling an increased sense of serenity and happiness… as long as he wasn’t thinking about the fact that he was lying to the people who looked to him for guidance, people with whom he was building relationships of apparent trust. [...]

Time To Curb The Rampant Spirituality Of Christmas

When it’s time to pass the collection plate, spirituality suddenly doesn’t mind materialism so much. The spiritual organizations, too, will perish if all they get from their members is a smile and the repetition of a careworn story about a baby born in a barn. [...]

Covering Christmas is Just Like Covering the Solstice, Isn’t It?

A Solstice Celebration, Shorter Than the Day’s Long By Cara Buckley

Sunday morning was a nasty time to be out and about in New York, with cold rain falling hard… and yet 17 people got out of bed anyway, all with the same thought: “I shall go stand in the middle of an intersection [...]

Covering Christmas is Just Like Covering the Solstice, Isn't It?

A Solstice Celebration, Shorter Than the Day’s Long By Cara Buckley

Sunday morning was a nasty time to be out and about in New York, with cold rain falling hard… and yet 17 people got out of bed anyway, all with the same thought: “I shall go stand in the middle of an intersection [...]

Read Lewis Black Books for his Personal History… not for the Jokes

I’ve been a fan of Lewis Black’s stand-up comedy for a while. He has an ability to make righteous outrage so hilarious that I find my anguish vented and deflated when he’s done with me. His video comedy (which you probably have seen on The Daily Show) directed me to his books, Nothing’s Sacred and [...]