There is a silly precept that in every fig you eat, there is at least one dead wasp. It is only partially true. Between 70 and 90 million years ago, the relationship between the fig & the wasp began; a true romance. These two organisms are now characterized as existing in such a deep symbiotic relationship that … Continue reading fig wasps & the sweetness of life.
As scientists, we understand that there is an inherent order. Where we perceive chaos and unpredictability, it is only because we have not yet discovered the mathematical & physical equations to explain the outcome. This is something we strive for: to define, discover, and creatively exploit. It is seemingly impossible for our minds to fully comprehend … Continue reading mitosis, a revealing dance.
I write to you all today in a state of joy, triumph, and inspiration. My most recent blood-work has revealed my autoimmune markers essentially non-existent. That is to say, more precisely, my "disease" has gone into remission. This was not a passive happenstance, I tell you. This reality has blossomed from my intentions. Though I … Continue reading autoimmune: remission possible.
Some of our most valuable lessons can be extracted from the functioning of our natural world, or universe. For example, there is value in aligning with cycles of nature - such as wake & sleep, eat and digestion, play and rest, death and birth - those which we see the animal kingdom execute so gracefully. … Continue reading the breathing cosmos: a case for self-awareness & growth.
It's true, you know - the vast majority of DNA & cells associated with our bodies is not ours, per se, but belonging to the billions of teeny beneficial bacteria which inhabit every bit of us, inside & out. I am also inclined to argue that the vast majority of thoughts we have streamlining through … Continue reading embodying collectives.