Originally posted on Cafe Philos and written by Paul Sunstone. His website is home to thoughtful meditations on life and is definitely worth a peruse. “The point of most religions is the betterment of mankind.” — Posted on an internet religious forum. A dear friend of mine is a kind, sweet lady who, with her… Read More “The Point of Most Religions is the Betterment of Mankind” by Paul Sunstone on Cafe Philos
The crunching sound fills her ears. The ocean moves with a purpose and crunches on the shore, determined to catch any creature that stands too close. She watches the ocean’s pulse, unafraid, her gaze unwavering. She lives without remorse, always moving forward – no feelings to cut off her head. (I watch her, for I… Read More Julie’s Beach and July’s Ocean
illegal u-turns are my drug and i overdose at road-side motels
This is an excellent video on modern politics from the perspective of the influential (and Nazi!) political theorist Carl Schmitt. I recommend reading Schmitt’s material, but for a quick bite, here’s the transcript from Olly’s video. Trump & the Problem with Politics OLLY: At time of filming, the results of the US election are not… Read More “Trump & the Problem with Politics” by Olly Thorn of Philosophy Tube
Originally posted on While you were sleeping:
? by Terri Kapsalis I teach “The Yellow Wallpaper” because I believe it can save people. That is one reason. There are more. I have taught Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1891 story for nearly two decades and this past fall was no different. Then again, this past fall was entirely…
I found these in my old notebook the other day from last winter. Sometimes, words fail us and the only way to communicate is through… something else. Pictures? Metaphors? Feelings? Actions? Some stuff is too big to talk about. (Skip to the end for “happier” mind maps) Disassociative Thinking Inability to Speak Anxious Circle Thinking… Read More Mind Mapping – Visual Poetry
This is the second post in my series on gender issues, feminism and the various political difficulties that arise from them. You can find the first post here in which I introduce the topic by discussing the possible reasons for and rebuttals to changing the name of the feminist movement to egalitarianism. This is the… Read More What is Gender?
Hailey Wyatt made this one on our fridge a few months ago.
heartbeats don’t keep time with those holding keen metronomes rip apart the sheet music (organ failure: too many vibrations that the body doesn’t tolerate) we run in the dark without a flashlight deposit dead skin in the sewer i promise you, don’t come too close it is dark down here i don’t want to step… Read More Deconstruction #1
Approx. a 10-minute read. This will be the only time during this series that I write on whether to change the name of feminism to egalitarianism. Frankly, the debate holds very little value in comparison to the deeper issues that gender studies represent. The name is not the point of the movement and is reminiscent… Read More Feminism vs Egalitarianism