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And now for something completely different… ! As you may not know, I am not much into housekeeping of any sort. Years ago, when I was a child, I always more enjoyed working with the animals and cleaning the barn, rather than cleaning house. Give me a muck-bucket, a pitchfork, and a tractor in the […]

SQUEEEEEEE! Got good news on my Ecofeminism Comprehensive Exam results — woohooo! ;) This is such a relief, too. I know everyone tells me it's silly to worry, but nevertheless after turning in such a huge project there's always that little niggling doubt, that voice in the back of my head: did I use personal […]

This last Saturday my housemates & I celebrated a friend's birthday by attending the San Jose Dinner Detective at the Hilton — a personal first! :) To be honest, I was less than impressed with both the extra, unmentioned costs on the tickets, and the lack of phone call-back before the event. However, the event […]

Is it just me, or is it always easier to remember the disparaging things you've heard about yourself? For that matter, why is it always so hard to remember the good things you know are true about yourself? I know I'm intelligent, and I have friends I trust who have given me many sincere compliments […]

To continue from yesterday, my gut feeling is that if I'm truly, reflectively performing a women's spirituality methodology, then I should already be integrating much of what is of value in these transformative methodological frameworks. I think, however, it would be respectful to note when I am specifically "calling out" some related aspect of these […]

I think best when writing. I am, therefore, considering methodologies for writing future papers, and simultaneously doing a quick review of them. This should aid me in both improving my vocabulary (as in much use of unfamiliar terms will assist me in becoming more comfortable with them), and in familiarizing myself with the various methodologies. […]

I've written several posts now on Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti, and his vision of cities as mostly-self-sufficient, compact communities instead of sprawling and isolating urban blights that consume and destroy the land they're on. I've also mentioned some of my agreements and doubts with what I saw in Arcosanti (as a concrete entity somewhat separated from […]

So does CoH qualify as a community? Does Arcosanti as it stands today, or Lupin Lodge? Paolo Soleri (who is still alive, though I speak of his writing in the past tense) devoted quite a bit of thought to community. According to him, there is a "magic of the big city" (23) as much as […]

What causes a feeling of community? What creates a coherent sub-culture? Both my housemates play on the on-line multiple-player game City of Heroes, which is being startlingly abruptly shut down by NCSoft, the Korean company that bought the game some years ago. Watching my housemates, I find myself faintly surprised at the real distress I […]

More Arcosanti photos; click on the thumbnails for a larger, clearer version of each photo. Also, you can read my thoughts on Arcosanti here, for more background, and see more photos at the end of that article. Enjoy! :)

Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.

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