Green Junction: Masks are becoming vogue again By Julie Peller Ph.D.

Health protection measures throughout the pandemic have involved an enormous amount of one-use plastics. These have included personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, gowns), take-home food packaging, test kits, syringes, wipes, and more, unfortunately intensifying the global plastic waste problem. Billions of disposable masks, mostly made of a plastic called polypropylene, have been used and thrown […]

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Written in the 60s… But…

Thomas Merton’s voice is heard decades after his death. Maybe it has a lot to do with human nature and who we are, and who we think we should be in the world we live. I often wonder what Merton would think today if he were alive about Propaganda. The 60s really didn’t have the […]

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Green Junction: Existential Threat to Human Health by Julie Peller Ph.D. threat to human health 

A newly released article describes modern-day pollution levels as “an existential threat to human health and planetary health, and jeopardizes the sustainability of modern societies.” The authors studied 2019 data from Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors and determined that 9 million people, or 1 in 6 people, die each year due to […]

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Green Junction: The earth is depending on us to be kinder and gentle by Julie Peller Ph.D.

An article that discusses facing the tough realization of climate change suggests adopting mindsets and taking on ventures that are positive and productive. These include defending the truth and viewing oneself as a citizen and not a consumer. Instead of enhancing one’s identity through stuff, the recommendation is to recognize one’s goodness independent of material […]

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Render Unto Caesar: The Struggle Over Christ and Culture in the New Testament

Originally posted on Zwinglius Redivivus:
John Dominic Crossan’s latest volume: Leading Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan, the author of the pioneering work The Historical Jesus, provides new insight into the Christian culture wars which began in the New Testament and persist strongly today. For decades, Americans have been divided on how Christians should relate to…

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Are you ready for a change?

View at Medium.com Education & collaboration among societies is essential in understanding the role of technology in our world and, what it means to be a human, and the difference it all makes. “Technology will accelerate the value of human effort — but at the risk of creating millions of citizens who are simply unable […]

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Green Junction: We take for granted Water by Julie Peller Ph.D.

Many areas worldwide experience shortages of fresh water and/or severe problems with contaminated water supplies. At the same time, populations of people use significant amounts of water to create unnatural green lawns through daily watering and overuse of fertilizers. In contrast, Nature’s rainfall is concentrated along or near the equator; daily rain is rare in […]

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Leave a Legacy

Using #AI for the greater good. If society realized AI could free up work time for individuals and allow people to read a book a day~non-fiction and fiction~The world just might become a better place to live. This would take societal phase change to accomplish. Change A key factor in understanding historical Philosophy/theology is #ART. […]

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Green Junction: Think about your freshwater. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

Spring is the season of more daylight, more sunshine, and the renewal of plant life. Warmer temperatures and plentiful rainfall bring about budding trees and bushes and green grass. Among colorful spring flowers, the beauty of yellow dandelions emerges. Dandelions are known to contain many nutrients and have been used for food, drinks, and medicinal benefits for […]

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Do you think you understand Techies?

Ever scratched your head wondering what drives people like Gates, Ellison, Jobs, Dell, Zuckerberg, Yang, Dorsey, or hundreds of others who gave “birth” to the autonomous world of technology and wonder where they “fit” in the social-political world we live in? If so, you need to understand the origins of ‘Silicon Valley’ and the people […]

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