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The Reluctant Pilgrim

By Jim Dodson Two decades ago, on the eve of the new millennium, the acclaimed Cambridge biologist Rupert Sheldrake was asked what single change in human behavior could make a better world. Every tourist, he replied, should become a pilgrim. Sheldrake earned the distinction of being the “world’s most controversial scientist” because he rejected the conventional belief that nature and…

Simple Life

The Road to Happiness It’s an upward climb filled with twists and turns, but joy is in the journey. By Jim Dodson A dear friend phoned the other day just to say hello, a gifted young poet I hired many years ago as our organization’s first staff writer, who went on to become the senior editor of one of our…