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Walker Percy on Naming Sparrows and Self

Walker Percy on Naming Sparrows and Self

This comes from the scientist-novelist’s essay, “Naming and Being,” in which he talks about symbols and meaning–and how humans derive their special meaning from naming and being named. In doing so, Percy also catches on to modern anxiety’s root cause: the human awareness and fear in the face of something unnameable. One is, as Freud […]

The Grace of God and the Hemorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Pt 1

The Grace of God and the Hemorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Pt 1

Some time ago we posted an extraordinarily powerful review of Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s new book Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. We were also fortunate enough to finagle an interview with Justin and Lindsey in which they spoke candidly with Andrea Zimmerman about what distinguishes this project. Take […]

Mirror Neurons, the Mind-Body Problem, and The Limits of Neurology

Mirror Neurons, the Mind-Body Problem, and The Limits of Neurology

The third of four neuroscience posts today/tomorrow, this one comes to us from the New York Review of Books, more precisely, Colin McGinn’s thoughtful review of V.S. Ramachandran’s new book, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human. A bit more technical than the previous two installments, this one may have you […]

Shame on You?

Shame on You?

On Monday, DZ posted about a NY Times article on how very few resolutions last past Valentine’s day, which causes one to question how and if people change. That article didn’t offer much hope for change. But an article in Tuesday’s The Washington Post, “Practice What You Plan to Preach,” offered one solution to the […]