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Posted on January 21 at 1:20 p.m.

Personally, I have no trouble accepting the validity of near-death experiences, but something did seem a little too pat about Dr. Alexander's account. So I wasn't too surprised to learn from Esquire that his story is likely to have been, let's say, embellished. Here's the link. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/pro....

On Lecture: Dr. Eben Alexander

Posted on November 11 at 12:39 p.m.

Kinda weird telling Gore what he should focus on. Obviously mitigation and help in adapting to current conditions are both vital, but why should Gore focus on both?

On <em>24 Hours of Reality</em> Forgot About People

Posted on September 9 at 1:09 p.m.

loonpt. For me it's about dignity and tradition, neither of which gets much attention in this twerking age.

On Yoga Studio Receives Massive Backlash over 'Ghetto Fabulous' Class

Posted on September 9 at 8:56 a.m.

Sorry if I'm old and out of date, but I disapprove of the long degrading journey from Indian hatha yoga, which was used to prepare someone for proper meditation, and the many Californication-style commodified variants.

On Yoga Studio Receives Massive Backlash over 'Ghetto Fabulous' Class

Posted on August 14 at 6:37 a.m.

I just feel sad over this.

On Clint Ewing Crashes During Stunt

Posted on July 29 at 9:58 a.m.

I'll pass on the reading the Quran, but I will say that IMHO, the big problem in this arena is religious zealotry in general. It comes in several brands.

On A Book Worth Reading

Posted on July 29 at 9:54 a.m.

The fake banana slug search is icing on the cake for this incredibly bizarre episode.

On UCSB Student Sentenced for Fake Rape Report

Posted on July 17 at 6:58 a.m.

β€œThe Pros and Cons of (soy) Phytoestrogens.” is a broken link.

On Soy Sorry

Posted on July 15 at 7:27 a.m.

The trouble with most religions starts, IMHO, when adherents conclude that their religion is the best and others just don't get it. Rather common, and just another form of ego (or Satan as the columnist puts it).

On Fasting for What?

Posted on May 21 at 11:42 a.m.

Three big fires in ten months. What does the future hold?

On Burning Questions

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