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Running on our inner ape

Homo erectus I do not think running meant anything until I had been in the Army for a couple of years. We went on two-mile runs on a regular basis, but I hated it. We ran in formation in long … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a witch’s blessing on a compost pile

Starhawk’s book, Earth Path, offers the following blessing on a compost pile. (There really is something very magical and trusting about even thinking of offering a blessing on a compost pile): “We offer gratitude to the great cycles of birth, … Continue reading

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‘Why my shoes are mad at me’ or ‘Can a person ever really get along with the number nine?’

In a recent issue of Nature is a fascinating article about a tug-of-war between male derived genes and female derived genes, which may play out in cognitive disorders like autism. Evo-devo is a relatively new science that explores not only … Continue reading

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