There Is No Normal

Just as you lose yourself in astonishment, the anesthetic of familiarity will drag you back to the illusion of normal. Too bad. [Read more…]

Toward a Post-Lies Future

Caption: Trumpocchio Head of Donald Trump___________________________________________________________________ DONALD TRUMP is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many. The Oxford Dictionaries website chose “post-truth” as its 2016 word of the year, in large part due to Trump’s success in the presidential election. It defined post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances [Read More…]

Trump Rescinds Trans Youth Rights: Helped by Christians and Atheists

Yesterday, the Trump Administration reversed former President Obama’s federal extension of Title IX protections to trans teens in schools and they had help from Christians and Atheists. As a parent of a transgender teen, this hits close to home. I took the picture in this article at the Baltimore Convention Center. I was there at an [Read More…]

Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Caption: Arguing people (Kick-ads, used with permission) Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. ________________________________________________________________ We frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However, debates are not always the best course for figuring out the truth. In more emotionally charged situations, the technique of collaborative truth-seeking is often better. [Read More…]

Not What Things Seem to Be

  My father has Alzheimer’s Disease for probably more than five years now. We are not quite sure when it all started. The track of these last five years has so inextricably changed the dynamics of our family, as it does in all those who bear the burden of this disease. In some ways, we [Read More…]

Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine’s Day

  Caption: Photograph of author and wife on Valentine’s Day outing (Image courtesy of Gleb Tsipursky)     ___________________________________________________________________   On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, my wife and I decided to avoid traditional gifts such as fancy candy for her or a bottle of nice liquor for me in favor of making gifts that help [Read More…]

The Broken Sexual Ethic of Faith and My First Time

I enjoy sex. I enjoy it a lot. I have a very healthy view and expression of it in my 40’s. I used to feel a lot of guilt over it, but so much of that was a conditioned response to the broken sexual ethic of Christians. Being raised in a Catholic family with some [Read More…]

I’m Sorry For My Part In Creating The Monster And I Hope You Forgive Me

A few hours ago I watched with slim hope and then great sadness as I saw Betsy DeVos become the Education Secretary. I then had to acknowledge that my former role as a minister helped create not only her, but the entire current administration. It is a hard pill to swallow, but it is something [Read More…]

The Science of Solving Alternative Facts

Caption: Image of CNN with quote from Kellyanne Conway saying “Spice gave alternative facts on crowd size (NBC/This Morning)Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President ___________________________________________________________________ I shuddered, horrified to the depths of my soul when Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway presented the Trump administration’s false claims as “alternative facts” in [Read More…]

Freedom’s Path Series: Tales TRUMP Trust

This has nothing to do with President Trump. I just needed to use the word. This week, it seems to be the only way to get noticed online and I want this to be read. The title does, however, reflect the truth of this story. It is about how trust was betrayed when I left [Read More…]

What Would Gandhi Do About Trump? High-Time For a Science Of Wisdom

Source: wikimedia commons/ Mahatma Ghandi close up potrait Written by Charles Cassidy MPhys, Director of Evidence-based Wisdom It was 3:30 AM, and my wife and I were crumpled in stunned silence in the back of a taxi, racing through the deserted streets of South London. Our all-night US election party on November 8, 2016 had [Read More…]

A Weird American in Trump’s Post-Truth America

Caption: Truth and lies (Open Clipart-Vectors, Pixabay) ________________________________________________________________ It is an undeniable fact that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Yet a part of me refuses to accept that reality. On the one hand, I love this country for its freedom and democracy, and as part of my love greatly respect [Read More…]