Thinking About the End Times: Likely Scenarios People Will Face

Photo by Nur Andi Ravsanjani Gusma Walter C. Boutwell’s books on post-apocalyptic fiction, the OMAI series, are novel takes on the apocalypse, continuing the tradition of writers and poets imagining how the world might end. Since humans learned how to think and make up stories, some have been obsessed with how society, and the world…

Five Black Architects That Shaped America’s Architectural Legacy

Photo by Ryan Morris These architects’ expertise, talent, and diligence undeniably laid the groundwork for today’s Black design professionals. And we are here to give our respects in honor of these people. Black architects in this day and age were the fruit of the continuous fight for equality in the socio-political change in America. These…

Stirring the Soul and Energizing the Mind: The Kōan as a Meditative Tool

Photo by Ian Turnell Craig C. Downer’s Wonder Streams of the Soul is a stunning collection of inspirational poems and philosophical musings that attempt to seek truth and insight into nature, the soul, and life. Reading Wonder Streams of the Soul, I am reminded of the meditation tool used in Zen Buddhism to teach and test…

5 Benefits of Digging Your Family History

Photo by Esranur Kalay How much do you genuinely know about your family history? Besides the occasional school project that had you research your family tree, you may have yet to do an in-depth study. Learning about your family history is essential and can reveal many surprising things you didn’t know. You can do a…

5 Must-Read Books On The Paradigms Of Adolescence

Photo by fauxels We have paradigms about ourselves, other people, and life. Negative self-paradigms can limit us, while positive self-paradigms bring out the best in us. By the time kids become teenagers, they are often experiencing a wide range of emotions and start to think about their future (e.g., what their life might look like)….