Celestial Phenomena

The Great American Solar Eclipse Probably the last of my friends to post eclipse photos on Facebook, I had decided to take a social media break on August 21, “Eclipse Day.” When not viewing or thinking or writing about the sun, our distant, dangerous...

Life, Reality and Stem Cells – Part 1

Two or three months ago, a question was asked on a forum that I track intermittently. It was from a student taking a biology course who was surprised by the amount of controversy elicited on the subject of stem cells. (Wait until he gets to evolution!)  He wanted some...

The Songs We Sing…

The songs we sing help build our souls. The soul can be thought of as the bedrock sense of self, the way we see our own being and its place in the Universe. Soul, the sense of self, ultimately informs our personal values. It directs behavior toward others and to the...

The Christmas Story

For us in Western countries, the Christmas story has long had a compelling resonance, whether we’re Christians or not. I know several atheists, Jews, and non-Christian Asians who celebrate some form of the Christmas holidays with a decorated tree and gift giving. They...

Welcome!

Welcome to Spirit and Science, a blog site dedicated to exploring ideas at the interface of Spirit and Science. This site will include meditations, book reviews, and question-and-answer (Q&A) blogs. The underlying theme is that Spirit is a motivating force and...