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Humanity’s Withering Soul: A Call to Action

When we think about threats to the continued survival of humanity, causes like nuclear war, environmental degradation, or an AI gone berserk come to mind.  But inadequate attention is given to a more insidious threat to mankind, and that is the deterioration of what I...

Some Brief Thoughts on What Makes for “Good” Sex

There is no shortage of experts offering advice on how to have good sex.  Although I don’t think of myself as an expert on sex, I do have some experience with it and thought that I would add my voice to the conversation about it. I first want to explore a spiritual...

Why It’s Okay and Even Important to Talk About Ourselves

Prometheus Speaks does not usually make a point of critiquing other authors.  However, a recent article in The Atlantic by the author Arthur Brooks bothered me very much, so much so that I felt the need to address some of the points made in it.  I also saw it as an...

Barroom Etiquette: Showing Respect Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Throughout most of my adult life, I have frequented neighborhood bars of all sorts. There are the dives, the fancy cocktail lounges, the gay bars, the sports bars, and so on. I have found them to be essential respites from the stresses and tumult of daily life and...

Love Takes Courage. So Be Brave, My Love!

I am surprised from time to time how many people I encounter who are not in a romantic relationship.  I am not talking just about marriage, but rather am referring to a romantic relationship of any sort.  (The Pew Research Center reports that some 31% of American...