“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” wrote Benjamin Franklin in a letter dated 1789. Death is defined as the end of the life of a person or organism. But while it is inevitable, is death actually the end or is there more to us than a random …

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Light streams in through the inevitable gap in the curtains, making bright pin pricks dance behind eyes firmly held shut. Finally, I surrender to the knowledge that it is morning. “Come on Naomi,” I groan. “Time to get up and get cracking; gotta get a run in before work.” My roommate doesn’t like the idea. …

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Happiness is a term often bandied about, commandeered by marketing agencies for campaigns that purport to hold the elixir for true and continuous contentment. Buy this drink, wear this make up, use this toothpaste, chew this gum, and all of life’s little inadequacies will fade into the ether. Happiness is the destination, product the vehicle, …

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