Naro News & Views

Naro News & Views

Tench’s Topics

Tench PhillipsThis space features current and recent articles and posts by Naro co-owner Tench Phillips. Tench is a regular columnist for Veer Magazine where he often expands on subjects he is passionate about: social justice, environmental protection, and peace. This page will feature both his Veer columns and additional articles. Please feel free to comment on films or offer your own opinion on posted topics. Please note that comments are moderated for relevancy and civility.

 

 

Dark Matter: Einstein’s Unsolved Enigma

Dark Matter: Einstein’s Unsolved Enigma

It seems that congratulations are in order! At this point in the universe’s 13.76 billion year trajectory, earthlings have reached a comprehensive understanding of all the laws of physics that make up our everyday reality. That’s quite a claim, isn’t it? But the last...

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Burning Down The House

Burning Down The House

I looked down upon a sea of green that spread out below me in every direction as far as my eyes could see. I had flown out of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, destined for Rio Branco in the western part of Brazil adjacent to the border with Bolivia. But...

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Deep Ecology: How Life Works

Deep Ecology: How Life Works

I’ve been conflicted about the message I want to convey in this month’s column. How do I tackle the most important issues of our time. What is the tone or spirit I want to express that would make some kind of a contribution for readers. My mood ebbs and flows as I...

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The Man Who Gained and Lost An Empire

The Man Who Gained and Lost An Empire

Veer May 2019 “The 21st century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind.” – Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union We old-timers at the Naro eagerly await each new...

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Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

Hallelujah! Zen For Nothing

I’ve recently come across a few popular artists who followed a calling to walk along the Buddhist path. They include the recently departed singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen, known for such beautiful ballads as ‘Suzanne’, ’Hallelujah’, and ‘You Want It Darker’. He...

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Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

Synthetic Biology: Who Decides the Future of Evolution?

(shown above: Mammoth tusk hunters in Siberia return with their prize in ‘Genesis 2.0’)

As I’ve grown older, along with those around me, I find myself naturally contemplating life and death more than ever. My feelings about the fragility and impermanence of life have replaced the hubris and confidence of my youth. I’m fortunate to still have both of my…

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