Monthly Archives: June 2018

AK Reader: If “there’s no such thing as proof,” then how to decide the value of an idea?

This 2002 article, composed as a response to a SageWoman theme, “Body and Soul,” could also have been archived under Alt-Epistemology.  Now, 16 years later, I have moved even further from mainstream epistemology, viewing all closely held “be-LIE-fs” as strictures that … Continue reading

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AK Reader: Dementia, or Getting lost with Mom (2008)

On this Father’s Day, I share another notation from the universal journey of working with one’s own parents as they move towards the dying process. Written for SageWoman in 2008, when Dad was 92 and Mom 89, they each lived … Continue reading

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AK Reader: Family Reunion (2001)

Sagewoman‘s theme “Family Reunion” prompted this piece, the memories from which event still linger. In fact, it may have been the last time the entire extended family of Ben and Renee Kreilkamp were invited to celebrate together. Since then, I … Continue reading

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AK Reader: Has “Celebrating Diversity” (1996) devolved into “Identity Politics”?

The theme of this column, written for the Fall Equinox issue 1996 of Sagewoman, is one that I never thought would become even more problematic than I recognized at the time. It sounds so good, that phrase, “celebrate diversity”! But … Continue reading

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Post-Summit Reverberations: The Astrology of “Trump’s 5 Rules for Ruling the World”

This is an amazing article. Maybe it means I don’t have to read The Art of the Deal? Trump’s 5 Rules for Ruling the World I can’t help but see these rules in light of his astrological chart.   Rule … Continue reading

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Post-Summit: Michael Pollan’s new book, “How to Change Your Mind” trumps even Trump’s Summit

If Michael Pollan can publish a book like this, and get yuge publicity, given his platform, then anything, literally anything, is possible. This trumps even Trump’s Summit. Why am I just now getting wind of it? In the past month … Continue reading

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AK Reader: World peace begins within me (2001)

How appropriate that on this day when some are inspired and overjoyed by the apparent success of the recent Trump/Kim summit and its possible initation of world peace, while others  project the usual hate and judgment, assessing the summit as … Continue reading

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Post-Summit: Reverberations in Media

I wondered how the Trump/Kim Summit success would affect the huge divide in this country regarding the phenomenon of Donald Trump. Will those who hate him continue? Or will they begin to soften their antipathy. Well, the jury’s not in, … Continue reading

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