MB, if you know a place this fits into better, please move it. But after all this time, I'm not sure there is a thread devoted to random or general essays and articles. So here ya go.
Btw, August has a fantastic thread devoted to some of his essays (I strongly recommend to new members who may not have seen it) but I didn't want to cram other essays into his thread.
I hope folks aren't put off by the term "essays", maybe thinking, yuk that is boring. I think an essay or article on most any topic under the sun can be an awesome read if it is well written. Movies too- if it is well done and acted, the subject doesn't matter, it will be a highly watchable and enjoyable movie.
This is on meditation, I guess I could have started a meditation thread but maybe this is better.