What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?

This post is the product of a series of thoughts I have been having about the nature of charity, the culture of harm in our society, and the objectification of, well, everything. I hope you’ll read beyond the headline to explore these ideas with me. A couple of years ago, I got into an argumentContinue reading “What if Mother Teresa Was a Slut?”

An Open Letter to All Educators

I am writing to all educators- not merely to the teachers, administrators, and other institutional personnel- but to all parents, caregivers, adults and older youth who are responsible for sharing knowledge and skills with children. I have an uncomfortable, but necessary, truth to share with you. The United States’ education system is failing BY DESIGNContinue reading “An Open Letter to All Educators”

A Proclamation for Mother’s Day 2020

Inspired by Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 proclamation, which prompted the official observance of Mother’s Day. Arise, all parents, caretakers, and nurturers of the planet, whether your children be from your womb or your heart! Say firmly: “We will not have great global questions decided by corporations and politicians. Our loved ones shall not come toContinue reading “A Proclamation for Mother’s Day 2020”

If I should die, before WE wake…

If you have managed to avoid seriously contemplating your own mortality in the midst of a global pandemic, well, good for you, I guess…? I’m a philosopher and, as such, contemplation of my own mortality is a thing I’ve done for years. Our collective “situation” has merely made my interrogation of the topic somewhat moreContinue reading “If I should die, before WE wake…”

Flattening the Pyramids (Part 4)

Note: If you have feedback on this or any of my prior posts, please comment or send me a note. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts! Relationships between individuals are the core units of human cultural transmission. All of the information we learn about what it means to be a person and how to live in the world originateContinue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 4)”

Welcome!

It is mid-March of 2020 as I begin this project and the entire world is in the midst of a profound shift in thinking, working, and living. Global climate change, pandemic disease, and social disintegration have coalesced at once, making humanity’s future devastatingly uncertain. My aim is to gather and share some of the mostContinue reading “Welcome!”