I’m Back… and changes are coming.
If you subscribe to this site chances are you’ve been wondering where I went and why I stopped writing.
It turns out that I didn’t stop writing, I just channeled my time and energy into a book. Now that book is finished and I’m ready to revamp Aloha Dharma.
The book project started off as a book about meditation. But like so many other things, I had more ideas than time, and ended up writing a completely different book. That book is a manual for parents on how to teach critical thinking skills to children. Given the current state of things, with a wacky president, misinformation campaigns, and conspiracy theories running rampant, I became passionate about the need to teach critical thinking to children. Now it is complete and I’m shopping it around (if you know any good agents contact me). The meditation book is still in the pipeline, but before it can be written I’ll need to make some changes to this site.
Here are some of the changes coming:
A Secular Focus: over the years I’ve drifted away from a traditional view of meditation rooted in Buddhism to a more scientific and evidence-based view. It is a secular view. The site will reflect this.
The name: “Aloha Dharma” is going to change to “Getting Real” to better reflect my current approach.
Research!: There is now a body of research on meditation that is decades deep, and some of the newer studies are very well done. I’ll spend more time covering these.
Look for these changes in the coming months.