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Strange weather...and a worried Priestess...

I’m going to talk about climate change. I guess if you’re one of those who thinks climate change is a phony stunt put on by scientists for a reason nobody can quite explain, then this post isn’t for you. 661 more words

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Spirituality in a Westernised Society

Spirituality can mean different things to different people. In seeking to understand it, I looked for an objective definition. “Traditionally spirituality has been defined as a process of personal transformation in accordance with religious ideals. 823 more words

Personal Journey

A different kind of liberty demands a different liberal art

I’ve been working on a project with my friend, Tim Barouch, on the ways in which the field of rhetoric (and the Humanities more broadly) articulates its relationship to modern political and economic pressures. 826 more words

Consumer Culture

Are We TRULY Thankful? Unseen Blessings that Can Change Our Lives

One thing I’ve learned is that happiness is a fleeting shadow. Contentment and gratitude are all that last. When circumstances dictate how we feel? Just accept that life is going to feel as if we are strapped to Hell’s Tilt-A-Whirl. 1,538 more words

Kristen Lamb

Wild ideas


Philosophy deals in wild ideas. But what is an idea?

Ideas today are encrypted in talk of facts and figures, and hidden in screen-size images of objects of desire. 1,280 more words

Consumer Culture

Winter, Christmas, good deals, Shopacalypse...

I will mark this date on my calendar and watch my PG&E bill – my heater is officially ON. I woke to that rumbling sound this morning, having turned on the thermostat yesterday. 851 more words

Sorry, I'm NOT Sorry for Being a Picky Eater

If you are health conscious, or a vegan, or a health-conscious vegan, you know all too well the daily struggle that accompanies your food choices. If you are a female, you might be familiar with the need to be a people please-er and apologize for causing any inconveniences.  1,137 more words

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