Monthly Archives: May 2013

Buddhism’s Inner Peace


My mother was a Buddhist. I watched her pray and often prayed with her when I was a boy. Like other Buddhists, she used to worship at home in a private corner where she kept a small statue of Buddha … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Oil Curse


The oil curse I’ve described in my previous essay is man-made. We are simply reluctant to kick the oil habit even though we already have the new technologies to do so. This reluctance varies between countries, depending on how big … Continue reading

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The Oil Curse


The oil curse is a phrase probably invented by Westerners when they talk disparagingly about the oil-exporting countries of OPEC, which have kept oil prices high since 1973. Little do they know that they too, and in fact the whole … Continue reading

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The Carbon in our Life


All matters are made up of basic natural elements. They are masterfully presented in the Periodic Table whose current listing shows 118 elements, with more to be added after being discovered. Some of the most abundant ones are: hydrogen, oxygen, … Continue reading

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Solar and Wind Together


Solar and wind now stand out as two major alternative energy sources although their shares in the total energy mix are still small. They continue to attract consumers because they harness the free and clean energies that nature provides. As … Continue reading

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