The Uses of Adversity

“The Eremite’s Desire” W. Zeitler On YouTube Who has trouble coping with happiness? The challenge is what to do with adversity — when difficulty or calamity befalls, or we see an injustice we are called to address. One classic approach was articulated by the Stoics, a philosophic school founded in Athens approximately three centuries before…

Happy Universe’s Birthday!

Harmony of the Birth of the World – 7 Variations on an Unstated (invisible) Theme W. Zeitler Chorale Prelude on “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise” Fantasia J. Pachelbel (1653–1706) This coming Wednesday is the Universe’s 6018th birthday — at least according to the famous calculations made by Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656) who determined the first…