In the cover story of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford is asked if he identifies himself as being a Christian. Mumford’s parents are church leaders in the U.K. and his lyrics frequently reference God, prayer, and spirituality. Although never doubting the existence of God, Mumford stops short of [...]
Photographer Tim Flach’s newest book is an amazing collection of animal portraits called “More than Human.” The photos of these non-human animals showcase personalities and expressiveness rarely captured in still photography and solidifies the bond we share with all of our planet-mates.
*Potential spoilers contained herein. “Your uncle told me that you have a story that will make me believe in God?” asks the writer to a middle-aged Piscine (Pi, for short) during the opening moments of “Life of Pi.” Damn, that’s a lofty and incredibly futile setup for a film! I’m all ears. Ang Lee’s new [...]
Guardians of Being Eckhart Tolle & Patrick McDonnell New World Library (2009) Dogs and cats have a divine purpose. Part of that purpose is to help us humans realize the joy of living in the present moment. At least that is the take-home message of Guardians of Being, a book collaboration by spiritual guru Eckhart [...]
Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer Little, Brown and Company (2009) In Eating Animals, author Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated) seeks answers to questions he has about where meat comes from, how the animals are treated, and if he should feed animal flesh to his children. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, the book is framed [...]