Home & Tribe

“Many of us are homeless in the West today.” – Johann Hari, Author (Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of…

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Sharp Women, Smart Men

I am reading two books now, SHARP: THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION by Michelle Dean…

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Reading Outside My Comfort Zone

For me, reading outside my comfort zone means following wisps of ideas and half-understood references in one topic to others. …

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When Is It Virtue?

Ideally, we live by a moral or ethical code.  I first began questioning the idea of virtue when I saw…

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Bad Feminist Essays-Thoughts and Reactions

I came away from listening to Roxane Gay’s BAD FEMINIST ESSAYS with a bunch of questions based on the issues…

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Basic Assumptions for Racism

Author James Forman Jr. discussed his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow…

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Plant Madness and SATC

I have never liked cleaning, though I love organizing.  My many visits to gardens in May and June have me…

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Why Isn’t This Common Knowledge for Alcoholics?

I grew up with alcoholic grandparents.  My parents drank regularly.  My sister swore off alcohol altogether.  I drank in an…

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Love as Status or Reward

I’ve been listening to Lindy West reading her book Shrill:  Notes from a Loud Woman,  “Being fat, happy and in…

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