Can words kill? Sure. Consider hate speech and the incitement to violence; words can lead to bloodshed. But how about a poem? I mean, poems are usually… Read more “A Dangerous Poem, Indeed: The Treasure of Forrest Fenn”
Category: General Musings
R. Buckminster Fuller: Spaceship Earth
Can one be spiritual, if that means just being in awe in the vastness of existence? Staring in wonder at the scale of planets, stars and galaxies?… Read more “R. Buckminster Fuller: Spaceship Earth”
Project Managing Your Dissertation 101
Everybody has a different dissertation journey, there is not a single “right” way to get done. Most of my advice came from creative humans, but as a… Read more “Project Managing Your Dissertation 101”
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
For this little mythic adventure, let’s explore what Dorothy from Kansas exclaimed on her hero’s journey (heroines’ journey, for the more sophisticated) to the mythic Wizard in… Read more “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”
Leibniz, Epicurus and Theodicy: Questioning God.
Theodicy is a big word, coined by a man with a big brain. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’ hair was barely large enough to contain his vast mind, as… Read more “Leibniz, Epicurus and Theodicy: Questioning God.”
A Day Without A Woman In Ancient Greece
Today is A Day Without A Woman, a day of protest against the new government, which also coincides with International Women’s Day. The movement is designed to… Read more “A Day Without A Woman In Ancient Greece”
Get Out Of My Home, Baby Jesus!
Yesterday, two Indian engineers and a man who tried to help them were shot at, here in my glorious state of Kansas. The battle yell was “Get… Read more “Get Out Of My Home, Baby Jesus!”
Gods in the Machine: Deus Ex Machina
I’ve always been enamored by ghosts. I witnessed my own momma seized by a possession. Could that be written off as a kind of madness? Certainly. Have… Read more “Gods in the Machine: Deus Ex Machina”
Hail Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer!
There are several deities who are associated with intoxicants. Among the Greco-Romans, Dionysus/Bacchus served as the god of wine. In Hinduism, the ascetic god Siva is associated… Read more “Hail Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer!”
I’ll Tell You A Secret. Something They Don’t Teach You On Your Internet…
Writing can be a very lonely business; between working on my thesis, trying to write a novel, and coming up with articles for our blog I spend… Read more “I’ll Tell You A Secret. Something They Don’t Teach You On Your Internet…”