Mary Oliver: Wild Geese

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver, from Wild Geese: Selected Poems You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the … Continue reading →

Strange Things My Mind Has Done

For all of my adult life, I’ve been fascinated with how minds work – human minds, especially, but animal minds as well. I’m particularly interested in how the brain creates consciousness, perception of the external world, and private thoughts and … Continue reading →


The following is part of an online conversation I had with Robert Crosby and a few other people about whether true objectivity is possible. Another participant: …I don’t see how the ‘fact’ that reality is subjective can be ignored. Robert … Continue reading →