…Which Held All Possibilities

"Each sentence hung over an abyssal ocean or sky which held all possibilities, as well as the possibility of nothing." Writing used to be a sensual joy.  It's more pounding now, more churning out material, wondering how to not get lost in the sea of sentences now ebbing and flowing in swift currents and tides. …

Making Up the Afterlife: David Eagleman’s SUM

One of my favorite books is Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams, in which Lightman, an MIT physicist, imagines Einstein considering multiple modes of experiencing time.   Time moves backwards, in endless repetition, in varying cycles of stunning strangeness.  Einstein's Dreams is an elegant, vastly imaginative look at one of life's deepest mysteries.   David Eagleman's SUM: Forty …

Possibility as a First Word

If you sat down quietly to listen for and to God (or at least "the small still voice inside") and after awhile, a series of words presented themselves to you, and the first word was "possibility", what would you do with it? If you took "possibility" to be a word of direction, where would it …