Robin


“If it is true that none of us wants to be alone, then it is true that all of us want to be together.” –Alex Ball When I first read these words (shared here with the permission of the above student in a college composition class I teach), an almost […]

None of Us Want to Be Alone


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Note: OMA is using crowd-sourcing to fund “Art in the Garden,” and we are half-way to our goal. Help us a fund a full summer of social-emotional learning in a garden setting for Pittsburgh youth. Here’s the link: https://www.ioby.org/project/art-garden   What scares you about insects? I asked a ten-year-old child at […]

Art in the Garden


The day after our Thursday night lecture with Marla Mervis-Hartmann, I found myself choosing in terms of higher order “pleasure”—the kind of deep pleasure, as Marla described, that has almost nothing to do with short-term desires or what a distorted mind might perceive as a “need.” Higher Order Pleasure leads […]

Higher Order Pleasure