Note: My emotions may not have made this my most eloquent post The story: a four-year old boy fell into the enclosure of a 17-year-old silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. When the gorilla behaved like a gorilla, dragging the boy through the moat of its enclosure, zoo officials shot and killed him. The boy … More Harambe: A Tragedy of Society
“When communities of people cannot recognize themselves in public institutions … [they] feel that they are strangers in society, that the society is not their society” – Raymond Breton, political theorist Very recently (about 30 minutes ago) I was introduced to the issue of ‘yoga porn’ via this doyouyoga.com article called “Is Yoga Shaming the New … More Please, No (more) Pictures
Since I started classes again in September and building a tiny house at the same time, my personal time has been…limited. Things finally came to a head this week when I heard myself describing my daily feelings of being in a vice that gets turned a little tighter every day to see how much pressure … More How To Live: The Difference Between Having a Life Philosophy and Actually Living By It
I started thinking about leaving Facebook during my final semester of university. I was tasked with writing my final paper—ten to twenty pages of my own theory (no big deal), and like every other time I had a paper to write or an assignment to work on, no matter how close it’s due date loomed, I found … More The Complexities of Quitting Facebook and 99 Days of Freedom
Steaks grilled medium-well. Roast pork. Pulled pork sandwiches. Brisket. Prime rib. Street meat. Sausage on a bun. Salmon sautéd in maple syrup. Cajun catfish. Shrimp. Thick. Cut. Bacon. Chicken burgers with extra mayonnaise. Pizza. Grilled cheese. All cheese. Ice cream cake. Oreo Blizzards. Soft serve. Milk chocolate anything. Milk chocolate everything. I loved it all. How could … More Becoming Vegan In A Culture Educated By Corporate Meat & Dairy or, “But What About Protein?!”: Oprah, Michael, Alicia and Becoming Vegan
Two months ago I treated myself to a major binge session with the intensely captivating HBO miniseries, True Detective, starring silver screen veterans Woody Harleson and Matthew McConaughy. In the one of the best roles ever written for a television character, and not to mention, the role of his lifetime, McConaughy plays armchair philosopher, Detective Rustin Cohle, a man … More Human Consciousness: Evolutionary Blunder?