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By Jason Anthony April 27, 2014

In this third essay from a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap, the author and explorer navigates the inner life, an elusive and meandering journey, as he contemplates the solipsistic continent.

By Jason Anthony April 26, 2014

The second of a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap. In "Absence," a reflection on how emptiness feeds a strange beauty, an oblivion of white.

By Jason Anthony April 26, 2014

The first of a four-part meditation on the interior emptiness of the East Antarctic ice cap. In "Arrival, the author explores the dance between ice and idea, wondering how the ice cap "challenges our notions of place and self."

By Trent Gilliss April 25, 2014

The tenth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on envying others.

By Trent Gilliss April 24, 2014

The beloved German theologian offers these words of encouragement (and admonishment) on the sacred duty of listening.

By Parker J. Palmer April 23, 2014

When we live behind a mask, how do we connect and establish trust with one another? Parker Palmer on reclaiming our identity and integrity.

By Mariah Helgeson April 22, 2014

A compilation of tweets from our conversation on the legacy of Gershom Scholem. It overflows with gems of wisdom you'll be glad you read!

By Trent Gilliss April 21, 2014

This week held many surprises, including a lovely take on the story of Mary Magdalene, our first live event in our new studios, a scene from the Boston Public Library, and chopping wood with, yes, a Finnish axe.

By Mariah Helgeson April 21, 2014

A letter from beloved children's author on living out your joy, in whatever form it takes.

By Brittany Deininger April 20, 2014

What in our lives can be unraveled? A poem and a reflection on the raising of Lazarus and the miracle after the miracle of the Easter story.

By Rory Johnson April 17, 2014

Human beings are wired for connection. A commentary on how parallels exist between the “new” seeking in our digital worlds and the ancient seeking via fetish of the Bakongo people of the Congo.

By Parker J. Palmer April 16, 2014

Parker Palmer offers a light-hearted vignette on the unexpected visitor and welcoming her in — all by way of a metaphor by Rumi.

By Trent Gilliss April 15, 2014

The ninth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on being truthful.

By Trent Gilliss April 15, 2014

This week, excellent insights from Howard Thurman and the growing edge of the beginner's mind, a meditation on suffering, advice from Bertrand Russell, and a beautiful photoquote from Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin.

By Peter Han April 14, 2014

In the debate between scientific fact and religious faith, the author wonders if we, as skeptical people living in an age of science, have the capability believing in myth. Or, do we prefer living in a meaningless world.

By Shari Motro April 11, 2014

How does one leave home in peace? Shari Motro reflects on how we all can find our way back, using the abundant lessons of the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses in the Exodus story. On the other side of it all, forgiveness and gratitude resides.

By Trent Gilliss April 10, 2014

The eighth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on intelligent dissent.

By Mariah Helgeson April 09, 2014

Watch this TED talk with Andrew Solomon, who breaks the silence we share around depression and asks of us profound empathy for the vitality within the struggle.

By Parker J. Palmer April 09, 2014

Parker Palmer encourages us to look with child-like imagination to better understand the world's mysteries.

By Trent Gilliss April 08, 2014

The seventh of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on respecting eccentricity.

By Trent Gilliss April 07, 2014

Our executive editor Trent Gilliss brings you his weekly column on articles worth reading, visuals worth seeing, music worth hearing. Including a remarkable story of curiosity and persistence, a mesmerizing rumination on Dante's Purgatorio, lessons to live by from Bertrand Russell, and some poetic twitterings with artist Dario Robleto.

By Trent Gilliss April 07, 2014

The sixth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on the opinions of others.

By Susan Cooke Kittredge April 06, 2014

With the recent news about the universe's origins, why are we struck dumb with awe and the nature of magnificence? A guest commentary on our deepest impulses.

By Trent Gilliss April 04, 2014

The fifth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on the authority of others.

By Trent Gilliss, By Mariah Helgeson April 04, 2014

Musing on the hidden lives and legacies of objects and how "heaven is being a memory to others," our Twitter recap of a spacious conversation between philosopher-artist Dario Robleto and Krista Tippett.

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