For the last two weeks, I’ve been cramming information into the suitcase of my brain. Factoids gleaned from books like Children of the Ice Age, Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language and The Mystical Mind: the Neurobiology of Spiritual Experience among others are piled here and there around the ideas for my talk. Now, I’m cramming socks, shirts and other travel necessities into a suitcase.
The only reason that I’m able to be doing this is because of the generosity of the people in my life. It also moves me to think that at the heart of my talk are the very concepts of how our ability to connect in a meaningful and lasting way is what saw us through the most difficult of times as a species. The fact that these things still move amongst us gives me hope. One more big thanks to everyone who chipped in good words, good thoughts, and cash to allow me to make the trip to Amsterdam! I leave this Sunday (9/19). Keep your eyes on this blog for updates, pictures, videos and things while I’m away.