Author name: Brian Allain

When we resonate

From “The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life” by Lisa Miller, PhD Back when Lorne was still a doctoral student, our initial collaborative EEG study at Columbia had revealed that people who recover from depression through a deepened spirituality give off a posterior high-amplitude alpha wavelength –

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“We are all in this together” was replaced by a libertarian norm that we’re not.

From “The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again” by Robert D. Putnam In short, the long, inverted U-curve of economic equality and inequality that has so deeply affected Americans may in part be the product of global trends, but it was driven substantially by domestic factors,

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Many Christians try at all costs to avoid mixing politics and church

From “A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion” by Mark Feldmeir  Many Christians try at all costs to avoid mixing politics and church. The popular sociologist and pastor, Tony Campolo, once said that mixing church and politics is like mixing ice cream and manure. It doesn’t do much for the manure,

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St. Paul, Minnesota’s public schools are tapping geothermal to cut emissions and building costs

The three schools will see significant savings over natural gas systems. Vreeland said the annual savings will be $143,000 at Hidden River Elementary and $200,000 at Bruce Vento. Both should pay for themselves in a decade. Johnson High’s savings will be $7 million over 30 years. Red the free article here

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Identity Politics

From “White Fragility: What It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo The United States was founded on the principle that all people are created equal. Yet the nation began with the attempted genocide of Indigenous people and the theft of their land. American wealth was built on the labor

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