An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

April 2nd, 2014
cloudforest.jpgIn Heart of Darkness, Conrad spoke of exploring up river with a “general sense of vague and oppressive wonder.  Like a weary pilgrimage amongst hints of nightmare.”

Paul Rosolie made a journey into his own heart of darkness, as he engaged in an extraordinary adventure into the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon.  

He writes about his experiences in  Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon.  Paraphrasing Conrad, Rosolie conveys the life-sensation of his  existence--that which gives his story its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence.

My conversation with Paul Rololie: 

Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

April 1st, 2014
meditation.jpgWho among us is not multitasking?  The idea of watching or working multiple screens is now a term of art.  But are the pressures, demands and distractions producing an anxiety that has some long term consequences?

Simply viewed, has the evolution of our brain and our central nervous system kept pace with our needs, our desires and our technology?  For millennials and digital natives, it may be getting closer.  For the rest of us, not so much.

So is the answer to seek  digital hibernation, or  to find a way to reconcile the competing demands on our time, our brain and our body.

ABC news anchor Dan Harris thinks he has found a way to deal with modernity. He shares it with us in 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story.

My conversation with Dan Harris: