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The Order of the Templars was a powerful, militarized monastic order which arose during the Crusader wars: Introductory remarks

A recent post is entitled: Upgrades at Toronto Public Library website are highly impressive. At the latter post, Bert Eccles has shared a most interesting Comment, about how he likes to be reading many books at the same time, as that makes for a more interesting reading experience, than would otherwise be the case. I very […]


Marketing remains a key driving force, fueling the opioid crisis. That said, marketing can also serve positive purposes.

An Oct. 30, 2017 New Yorker article is entitled: “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars – and millions of addicts.” It’s a good read. Click here for previous posts about opioids > Portugal’s unique approach to drug policy A Dec. 5, […]


Ongoing Rohingya crisis: Updates

At a previous post, dealing with mindfulness meditation, I have highlighted previous news stories related to Rohingya refugees in Burma (Myanmar). The point of the above-noted post, among other things, is that even adherents of Buddhisms, frequently portrayed as devoted to concepts and aspirations of non-violence, are like many other religions fully capable of extremes […]