We Can Find Peace on this Tumultuous Planet

Nearly a week has passed since U.S. law enforcement officers wrongfully killed the innocent Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Barely half a week has passed since the Dallas sniper attack which resulted in the deaths of 5 police officers. Similar to all times of political conflict, the masses have been separated into the conservatives, thoseContinue reading “We Can Find Peace on this Tumultuous Planet”

Aldous Huxley’s “Island” – A Novel of Enlightenment

Aldous Huxley’s “Island”, published in 1962, is set in the fictional island of “Pala” where science and Buddhism coexist to establish a utopian society. Pala follows protagonist Will Farnaby who was sent on a mission to persuade the Rani (the leader of Pala) to give the rights to Pala’s untapped oil reserves. Farnaby’s mission immediatelyContinue reading “Aldous Huxley’s “Island” – A Novel of Enlightenment”