Ideas

Adnan Khan on The Rickshaw Circus

March 3, 2014

  Canadian journalist, and friend, Adnan Khan, has been covering South Asia and Middle East for over a decade. When not traipsing around Turkey, his home turf, the Maclean’s correspondent can usually be found in Pakistan or Afghanistan working on his next feature story. In 2012, Khan took a much needed break from his reporting duties and […]


Griffin and Tyrrell on Meaning, Mysticism and Mental Health

January 22, 2013

On a recent trip to England I had the opportunity to meet with psychologists Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell – the originators of the Human Givens school of psychotherapy. At the core of their approach is the idea that human beings, like all organic life, come into this world with a set of needs. If […]


Bello on Climate Change

June 23, 2012

Nearly all of our information on climate change tends to come by way of the mainstream media. Because of news filtering it’s hard to find any meaningful coverage on this topic beyond what appears fleetingly in the headlines. And we rarely, if ever, get a chance to meet the scientists and hear directly from them […]


Nahas on Alternative Medicine

June 5, 2012

I recently caught up with my old friend, Richard Nahas, an M.D. practicing alternative and integrative medicine in Ottawa. Since embarking on his career in 1994 Richard has accrued a panoply of fascinating work-related experiences and travels: from challenging tenures treating the downtrodden in Cairo and Johannesburg, to being a frontline physician during the SARS […]


Review: ‘Godhead: The Brain’s Big Bang’

April 9, 2012

Three questions sum up the fundamental quandary for scientists working in biology and cosmology today. Where did the information that made matter possible come from? How did life arise out of inanimate matter? And what is consciousness? These profound puzzles about the nature of our universe are the major stumbling blocks holding up progress in […]


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