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Prevention and desperation

I was relating this story at a dinner party (seriously, I do get invited to parties, I’m super fun!) when the hosts offered after-dinner Nespresso coffees.  227 more words


Picking battles

I started a new job a few months ago, and joined a small department that had a communal Keurig machine.  People would contribute the small plastic pods of coffee every so often, and I was encouraged to help myself. 580 more words


In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Continuing the religious theme of the last post . . .

As an atheist, I don’t pray.

And I don’t particularly like to hear the words “in our thoughts and prayers” because it so often seems a tired cliche people trot out when they hear something bad has happened to someone somewhere, so they don’t have to do anything more substantive about it. 162 more words

Who I Am, Why I Write, What I Write About

To Share, or Not to Share (Why is this even a Question?)

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! On a side note, I one day hope to post on a semi-regular basis. One day. Maybe today is the first day of the rest of my semi-regular blog-posting life. 1,003 more words

Journey to extremism

I was (and am) a recycling fanatic for most of my life, my zeal fueled by early 90s environmentalism and membership in Kids for Saving Earth… 256 more words


Continuing The Da'wah Efforts

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi had stated that da’wah is an effort to bring others to the religion of Islam, fulfilling all of the stipulations on earth, calling towards good and forbidding evil, as well as undertaking… 659 more words


Preaching is not a limb of uttamā bhakti

Some modern Caitanya bhakti sects emphasize preaching as the most important duty of a devotee. Preaching in this context carries the meaning of proselytizing, that is, attempting to convert people to become followers of the bhakti path. 1,066 more words