In 2006, the war in Iraq was moving in a bad direction, with hundreds of Iraqis and dozens of American soldiers being killed weekly. As violence escalated and defeat seemed imminent, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stubbornly clung to a strategy of withdrawing American troops. When the hour was darkest, an unlikely set of heroes emerged. Read Dr. Nagl's Opinion piece, "Retired generals warned us about Rumsfeld. Now they’re warning us about Trump." in The Washington Post >
"The question isn't what can I do for my boys, it's who can I be for my boys," says Michael Baime, one of the country's foremost experts on mindfulness and director of the mindfulness program at Penn Medicine. On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Ball Auditorium, Baime will discuss the science behind mindfulness, the role of mindfulness in managing stress, and provide tips on how to settle into the present moment. He will lead a guided sitting meditation as well as a communications exercise.
Philly is about to get futuristic. The city will get its first ever augmented reality mural next month. The project, “Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny,” will combine art and technology to bring a multimedia sight and sound installation to 5300 Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philadelphia. Read the Phillymag.com story >