(E MINUS 92) 18 DECEMBER 2015 #10 TOMORROW IN A GALAXY NEARBY

TOMORROW IN A GALAXY NEARBY As we Earthlings move out into space, will we meet other creatures … even robots like C-3PO? Perhaps. And will we engage in future Star Wars? Or will we get along with those other occupants of the universe? There is hope for a friendly future. Three people — an American, a Britisher, and a Russian — just this week went to the International Space Station. They will work together there for six months. Yet here on Earth we seem to be having more and more difficulty getting along with each other As we move into the future, we must look not only to other planets, other star systems, other galaxies … we must also take … Read More

(E MINUS 98) 12 DECEMBER 2015 #9 CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

WORSIHPPING IN RICHLY DIVERSE FORMS With the ease of global travel these days, more and more of us have contact, and often strong friendship, with people of religions other than ours. I spent part of my childhood in Burma (Myanmar) with its large Buddhist majority. I have now been living for more than two years in a country where nearly everyone is Muslim. I spend a great deal of my time, year by year, in a town in India in which nearly everyone is a Hindu. My home is in the United States, where the majority of people are Christian. In my novel “Aashish 1926-2034,” http://amzn.to/1Tym7aD … Kiran Verma’s vision at the dedication of the Temple of the People in Khajuraho in … Read More