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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How Do You Keep Your Spark Alive?

I subscribe to author Rachael Herron’s newsletter and she recently posed the question:  What’s your baseline?  What’s the bare minimum…

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Stillness, Restlessness and Waiting

As a child, I could while away an afternoon lying in an open field listening to the sounds of nature…

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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Cultural appropriation is about ownership of your own culture both individually and as a group.  The cultural melting pot trope…

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Belief: Empowerment or Placebo

Will believing in something make it effective?  Bring it into existence?  Empower it? Will forgetting something cause it to fail,…

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Enigmalogist – Do You Believe?

I remember the first season of the X-Files and an episode set in the general locale where I lived and…

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Resist Hate: Religion

I have two problems with religion: 1.  Fundamentalists, extremists, fanatics. 2.  Righteous intolerance and exclusion. I’ve been pagan leaning Wiccan…

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Good v.s. Evil

What if the Garden of Eden is a metaphor for the most basic difference in philosophy – the difference between…

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