Overcoming Obstacles – by Alexa Zielkowski

Posted By rzielkowski | May 23rd, 2020
We had begun our trek upwards. The withered winding path twisted and turned like a desert snake. I couldn’t see the whole trail, but I knew where it led- all the way up the side of a mesa to the...

The Real Alien – by Benjamin R. Clarke

Posted By rzielkowski | February 11th, 2014
When we enter the world of science-fiction imagination in film, we find images of flying saucers and alien reptilian life forms incubating in mammalian bodies.  Through the power of virtual reality, our...

Pyramids and Mother Nature

Posted By rzielkowski | February 9th, 2014
Pyramids of rectangular blocks are among the oldest and largest structures made by man.  You will not see such shapes in nature. Built to facilitate reverence and respect for hierarchal social arrangement,...

The Corporabanktocracy As a Natural Phenomenon

Posted By rzielkowski | February 6th, 2014
In his book Breaking the Spell, Religion As a Natural Phenomenon Daniel Dennett contends that organized religions are systems which evolve according to the same Darwinian-type processes that drive the...

Natural Geometry in Jackson Pollock’s Paintings

Posted By rzielkowski | August 20th, 2013
Argued by many to be the greatest American painter of all time, Jackson Pollock personified the polarization of: 1.  The destructiveness of alcoholism, sloth, and anger 2.  The beauty of artistic...

Natural Balance

Posted By rzielkowski | June 12th, 2013
  Problem:  Imbalance •Over-valuation of Yang characteristics and values in Western society tempts us to mistake the map for the territory, and this mistake furthers the over-valuation of Yang. •With...

Nature As Adversary

Posted By rzielkowski | April 24th, 2013
    “We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer’s...

The Importance of Observing Nature

Posted By rzielkowski | April 10th, 2013
In an April 8 blog post which she titled E.O Wilson is (partly) right, UCLA ecologist Jane Shevtsov briefly describes the case for teaching college biology students conceptual math over computational...

Nature Can Heal

Posted By rzielkowski | April 7th, 2013
“Nature can heal.  That one short sentence became a watershed in my life.” – Martha Beck,  Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.

Television Viewing for Babies and Toddlers

Posted By rzielkowski | March 25th, 2013
With respect to how much TV viewing is recommended for babies and children under the age of 2 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its answer in essentially one word:  None.  Their...
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