The Endocannabinoid Buzz

I was a teenager and young adult in the USA in the 1960s. That meant that at least some of the people I knew were experimenting with all kinds of plants, including marijuana (and others were smoking banana peels or clove cigarettes – it was pretty free-form). What we didn’t know at the time was… Continue reading The Endocannabinoid Buzz

No Mockers Allowed

King Solomon is famous for having been considered the wisest man of all time. He was the principal contributor to the biblical book of Proverbs, a collection of short pieces of advice that has been used across continents and generations since the sayings were first recorded. In one unequivocal verse, he says: “Drive out the… Continue reading No Mockers Allowed

Saying Goodbye

The icon shows St. Sisoes over the dead bones in Alexander the Great’s open tomb and with the following inscription: “SISOES, THE GREAT ASCETIC, BEFORE THE TOMB OF ALEXANDER, KING OF THE GREEKS, WHO WAS ONCE COVERED IN GLORY. ASTONISHED, HE MOURNS FOR THE VICISSITUDES OF TIME AND THE TRANSIENCE OF GLORY, AND TEARFULLY DECLAIMS… Continue reading Saying Goodbye