In our era of alternative facts, religious fundamentalism, and pseudoscience, reason itself is under siege. To survive as a species, we must use the tools of rationality to tackle the great problems of our day. But we must also have a shared spiritual purpose – one that unites us, rather than divides us. In Science for Seekers, Andrew Brodsky embarks on a journey to join science and spirituality, exploring territory as far reaching as the birth of the Universe, the workings of the mind, and the mysteries of quantum mechanics. Along the way, he uncovers deep meaning and mystical power in the natural world. We no longer need to choose between reason and spirit. We can have both. Science for Seekers shows us how.
Science for Seekers is currently available for sale in paperback and Kindle editions.
For almost 40 years, I received messages from the universe through a strange medium. These messages came from obscure, embarrassing, or tragically unhip rock songs. These songs were often from 1980s hair metal bands. Mypersonal religion involves ranking all the songs in his music library. It’s my way of paying respects to these 4-minute nuggets of meaning.
Ignite Boulder is a night of presentations on a variety of topics – with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder hosts the largest in the world every 2 or 3 months.
Click here to watch my talk at Ignite Boulder 36 at Chautauqua Auditorium.
“The scene seemed picture-perfect. But I still felt that strange cloud, that feeling of not-quite-rightness. I was removed from the day-to-day stresses of work, but something was still off.
Maybe Lisa was right. If I wasn’t happy at work, and I wasn’t happy here, then where was I happy?
And then, in a flash of recognition, I saw what was in my way.
I was afraid.”
Read the entire essay at TinyBuddha.com
“This I Believe” essay
“The Spaces Between Us” was a winner in NPR’s “This I Believe” essay contest. My essay explains how a nice Jewish boy reconciled his spiritual identity when he met a Christian woman. Full audio and transcript can be found here.
“Lisa and I may use different words to describe God, but we share the same values: charity and compassion, family and community, and a belief in the preciousness of life. Now when I look at the space between us, I see where God lives.”
“Research has shown that effective early childhood programs can have dramatic impacts on the lives of high-needs children. Now, innovative financing mechanisms are harnessing the power of investments in early childhood, providing new funding sources to improve outcomes for kids, while at the same time providing returns to savvy investors.”
This article, which I wrote for What Works In America’s Communities, explains how a new innovative financing mechanism has the potential to change the way we think about investing in public programs.
“High-quality early childhood programs are also financially savvy investments that yield savings to our economy for years to come”