I have a renewed interest in nootropics, the so-called smart drugs for cognitive enhancement. I spoke to my good friend JJ who is kind of a geek about these things. listen
Not only have we brought the Havana Cafe Sessions podcast out of hiatus, but we also have a bonus podcast for you called the Havana Cafe Expresso Sessions, which is a series of mini-podcasts that you, the listener, can get directly involved in and be a part of the show via voice messaging. read more!
This week’s conversation at the Havana Cafe centers around intentionality and our continuing pursuit of happiness.
Hi, it’s Clay and Sarah — We’re back in action this week at the Havana Cafe drinking coffee and discussing where life has taken us on our quest to find wisdom in the messy realities of life.
I think I’ve been more nice than naughty this year and can, therefore, without hesitation, add this bad boy to my Chrismas list for Santa. We have smart everything else, why not a smart coffee mug that can keep your coffee at your preferred temperature for the duration of your drinking time. keep reading!
This week we enjoyed a winding conversation about how individual connections spread cultural norms, and how different cultural groups shape our lives.
This week we’re continuing our discussion of the films Ex Machina and Her, and adding on insights from the TV series Westworld and Humans, looking more closely at the question of Consciousness & Free Will.
What makes us human? Is it consciousness? Is it our emotional complexity? Is it merely our physical body? Sometimes the only way to see through our biases in perception is to consider an alternative…an opposite. This week we are discussing our big question in the context of two great films — Ex Machina & Her.
In this episode, we revisit the original idea of hedonism as ancient Greek philosophy that argued that pleasure and happiness are the primary or most important intrinsic goods and the aim of human life.
Obstacles, difficulties, things “not going according to plan” are an inevitable part of life. But how we respond to these so-called obstacles is what defines us.
This week Clay and Sarah explore the idea of obstacles as the pathway to growth and new opportunities.
Within the “consensual hallucination of cyberspace” which we call the internet, a creative explosion is taking place. We have access to an immense range of audio-visual arts, stories, poetry, music…and new combinations of these. And the internet has also made it possible for us to create art in new ways and then share it with, literally, the WORLD. Read More
“I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it. – Albert Einstein”
I’m not sure I would want to live forever, certainly not if I had to endure the human condition as it is now with our relative morality that rewards those with the most power. keep reading!
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.