The Formidable Human Brain

The human brain gives us a lot for which to be grateful and fearful. Its ability to imagine gives us constantly shifting boundaries to cross, even if we often cross them without considering the consequences of our actions. It made us clever, social, emotional,...

The Need to Feed Organic Bird Seed

U.S. Fish and Wildlife estimates that 672 million birds are exposed to agricultural pesticides annually in his country. 67 million die immediately, the longer-term effects are unstudied. Most bird seed companies use pesticides and preservatives on their products. That...

BrainLines: Quick Profile of a Left Clear

You’re a poet with a surgeon’s eye. You are most successful in imaginative, even idealistic, pursuits. If you’re an artist, you’re the rare kind that has the confidence and pragmatism to market their own work. If you’re an entrepreneur, you want to make people’s lives...

Women’s Work? Men!

Our book Seduction Redefined: A Guide to Creative Collaboration of the Feminine and Masculine is a call to women to rediscover their Feminine power through the biological skill of seduction. Women are designed to choose their mates and to be the guides to civilized...

The Male Mask

I think most men have the uneasy feeling that our masculinity, our protection against the world, is under constant threat and we have to guard it at all times. I think in the backs of men’s minds we recognize it as a mask, not the real thing. And we worry that it’s...

Cultural Potholes: Aging and Death

Nobody taught us how to age. Especially how to keep shuffling around, but not off, this mortal coil, while others move on, sometimes, tragically, way too soon. There’s a nagging whisper of guilt in our remaining here, complaining about the inevitable deterioration of...

Toxic Corporatocracy

The US Postal Service is being dismantled by corporations and their congressional shills in order to privatize all mail and package delivery. Oil and chemical companies convince ‘stewards of the land’, government departments and consumers that we all need toxic...

BrainLines profile of a Left Double

Left Double   “There are no pastimes, only passions.” Bet you wish you’d said that. If you’ve been given a free enough rein in your lifetime, you feel the truth of that saying. There’s a neon sign over your head that reads, “Creative.” And that can cover everything...

The Four-Letter ‘L’ Word

When we are in the powerful grip of eros – swirled by tsunamis of hormones – we often project expectations on the object of our passion. How often have we met the “love of our lives” during an all-consuming affair and imagined a rosy future together? And how often,...

Thanks for the Mammaries

When your day is going badly, just think, you could have been born a reptile, or a bird. In the first case, you would hatch out of your egg without any help, your cold-blooded mother having left right after she laid you, and you would have to fend for yourself from...

Fukushima: Patriarchy out of Control

Nuclear reactors are a product of the ingenious male brain. Nuclear power generation in Japan is a result of male-dominated postwar U.S. policy to force the only country to be bombed “in anger” by nuclear weapons to accept nuclear reactors from the country that bombed...

BrainLines: A quick profile of a Center

Do you have one vertical line in the center of the forehead? If so, you have a Center BrainLine reading and this is for you. Did anyone ever tell you they thought you were reading their mind? Have you ever felt like you knew the answers to questions before they were...