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.

 

 

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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In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

I grew up middle class in Norfolk, and by all measures of a less material society back in the fifties and sixties, I grew up privileged. My father was a successful self-made businessman who benefited from a rising standard of living and a growing military presence in...

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Shining A Light On Dark Money

Shining A Light On Dark Money

At the time of the founding of the nation, political democracy in the U.S. was extremely limited. The root meaning of ‘democracy’ is rule by and for the people. But exactly who is included in the term ‘the people’? The founding fathers lived in an era when only white...

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