A Global Man

            To me, Leonardo da Vinci is the greatest example of a Renaissance Man, a polymath with expertise in a wide variety of subject matter; a humanist (a person who values human beings and the autonomous, free-thinking self), supportive of critical thinking; and...

A Drop of Life

by P.J. Lazos The woman behind the podium said: “Who controls water controls life.”   At the International House on Chestnut Street near the University of Penn's campus in Philadelphia, we had just watched a short film, part documentary, part drama, “A Drop of...

Wait, Before You Flush

by P.J. Lazos             When our kids were growing up, the rule was no potty talk at the table. Of course, that just emphasized their need to tell fart jokes, their favorite topic, and then laugh hysterically. Now, in a strange twist of events, I talk about poop and...