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Vulnerability: freedom a "little" bit at a time

  I recently widened the subject matter of this blog to include my experiences with kink. Here’s where I’ll be going into any real detail about what I’ve been exploring and the ways I’ve been healing as a result. 1,097 more words

I Hope This Makes You Uncomfortable

We like to think we are incapable of cruelty to animals. We would never dream of harming a dog or cat. The only time many of us could imagine ever realistically having the need to kill an animal ourselves is if we happened to be camping and were about to be eaten by a bear or mountain lion and were forced to defend ourselves. 3,272 more words

Animal Rights

Capitalism is a Pyramid Scheme

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth.

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Creative Systems Thinking

An Early Morning Thought

This isn’t a post written in any sort of academic style wherein I cite important sources.  It may not be empowering in any way, but it will be truthful. 1,174 more words


It's a Pink Floyd World - Welcome (Back) to the Machine

“Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. What did you dream? It’s alright we told you what to dream.” ~Pink Floyd

Each day, hundreds of millions of children around the world are forced to engage in boring school activities, to memorize disconnected bits of information without being given the opportunity to enjoy learning, develop useful life skills or maximize their creative potential. 

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Creative Systems Thinking

Foolish Consistency?

So I’ve previously floated some remarks about Emerson’s famous quote about a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of a narrow mind. It seems reasonable that there might be something like a foolish consistency, but is that evident reasonableness actually validated in practice? 1,322 more words

Critical Thinking

Authoritarian Thinking 2: Compartmentalization

In previous posts I discussed various forms of invalid lines of reasoning – lines of argument that were not just casually erroneous, but formally and demonstrably wrong. 1,192 more words

Critical Thinking