Category Archives: Philosophy

The Path and the Deer

I set out to climb the hill. I should be able to reach my goal easily. At first it’s comfortable following the path. The grass is waving in the breeze and the trees spread branches overhead casting enough shade that I … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Shamanic Posts, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Charlottsville and What is a Law-Abiding Citizen?

In my last blog, I asked what Charlottesville means to you. Today I want to ask you to think about what it means to be a law-abiding citizen. The violent rally in Charlottsville showed that there are multiple issues festering in … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dualism as a Force of Separation

Dualism as a Force of Separation Based on a Comparison of the Philosophies of Descartes and Heidegger Early in the Twentieth Century, Martin Heidegger[1] analyzed the concepts of previous Western philosophers and rejected their prevailing dualistic worldview. Based on Descartes[2] … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Philosophy, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep on Complaining

This is an open letter to those of you who are younger than me — and to my generation too. My generation was filled with complainers. Mirroring the Rolling Stones’ song, we weren’t satisfied. We complained about women not being … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, General Musings, Media Thoughts, Philosophy, Politics, Society and Civilization | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Limitlessness of the Divine

Desmond Tutu published a book called God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations. In that, he argued that we should have “our notion of God deepened and expanded.” He also stated: “Our God would be too small if he … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Women’s Liberation, Part 2: Self-Censorship

Previously, I have written about the Women’s Movement and sexism, most recently here.  Now I’d like to focus a little attention on language, specifically on how words easily and unconsciously shape culture. As Marilyn Frye wrote (I believe in the … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, General Musings, Media Thoughts, Philosophy, Politics, Society and Civilization, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Rethinking the Sacred

If you and I walked into a public place and asked each individual there to define sacred,  we would get a different answer from every person. Yes, sacred does means many different things. On a simple level, sacred is often … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Philosophy, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Women’s Liberation, Part 1

How does oppression affect women right now?  What can the Women’s Liberation Movement[1]  do? How can that movement wade through the quagmire of countless issues to define women’s oppression to others? While it is true that all societies influence every … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, General Musings, Media Thoughts, Philosophy, Politics, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Becoming Human (a Rant)

Today I am frustrated. I’ve heard too many whining hypocrites and unfounded emotional diatribes.  I’ve listened to dueling newscasters and politicians, read facebook posts and heard angry rants on the radio. I’m sick of rich people who think they are … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Healing, Media Thoughts, Philosophy, Politics, Shamanic Posts, Society and Civilization, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

All Gods are Not the Same

Today, someone on facebook posted a lovely photograph with a sweet refrain that ended with “all gods are one god.”  Now, I like this person and the picture was charming, but really, I am tired of reading that “all gods … Continue reading

Posted in General Musings, Philosophy, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments