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Freedom and Responsibility (and Donuts) According to Jean-Paul Sartre

When I was growing up, a common refrain heard on the elementary school playground was: “I can do what I want. It’s a free county.” This was a frustrating argument my fourth grade brain knew on some level was not true, yet it was used to justify all kinds of nefarious school yard abuses.  “It’s […]

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Ritual Is the Husk of Faith and Loyalty

How much more rich would our relationships be
if they were based in goodness or kindness rather than justice or, even worse, dogmatic behavior which only can lead to chaos?

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There Is No Such Thing as Normal

Nothing is ordained. The way we do things is our creation; we are the authors. The normal you want to go back to is really just the normal that existed right before COVID hit. 

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Be Like Water: Reflections on the Powerful Tao Te Ching Symbol

The most powerful, transformative substance on earth is also the most formless and malleable. What can the Tao Te Ching teach us about the nature of water?

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To Live is to Live Passionately

Young people bear the brunt of many blanketed accusations related to behavior.  An especially common one is that they spend all their time mindlessly absorbed in their phones.  The trend of staring into cell phones is, of course, not strictly reserved to kids; I see plenty of adults of all ages staring into that magical […]

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