thoughts about feminism

http://sites.middlebury.edu/middmag/2012/03/15/gender-violence/ "'[Gender violence issues] affect women at every level, but I am here to say that the very fact of just calling these issues ‘women’s issues’ is in itself part of the problem.'" I have been unhappy with the word "feminism" for as long as I have known there was a gender-caused imbalance in the…

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Talking about Porn

I think artistic nudes are about form and light. I think erotica aims to titillate. Where you draw the pornography line has to do with your own head. For me, it is determined by consent. And erotica that doesn't have the consent of all participants crosses that line into unacceptable. That includes putting up your…

Yoga philosophy

Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga Yamas (Restraints) - Ahimsa (non-harming) - Satya (non-lying) - Asteya (non-stealing) - Brahmacharya (of Brahma) - Aparigraha (non-hoarding) Niyamas (Observances) - Soucha (cleanliness) - Santosha (contentment) - Tapas (zeal for yoga) - Svadyaya (self-study) - Ishvarapranidhana (surrender) Asana (pose) Pranayama (breath) Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) Dharana (intense focus) Dhyana…

My dad died

I believe in the Big Bang and I believe it is the breath of God and it is God. Exhale creation, inhale entropy. And it is all Now. That part of the Now that forms into Ingram is part of Us before we are born and part of Us when we separate out of the…

House work

A friend on Ello posted about getting ready for a familial visit and, as happens, it put me in mind of a couple of shifts in my brain about household maintenance. Once upon a time, when I was a young lass with no washing machine, a friend offered to let me do my laundry at…

No godliness here

I think you should be able to find the floor. I think vermin should not be encouraged. When there are big pieces of dirt, they should be removed.  That's is, for the most part, my requirements about house cleaning. This translates into dishes in the dishwasher as soon as possible (cooked on food soaking for…

Time to work

Working non-standard hours has made me more aware of how we are aware of time. I work 12 hours on each weekend day and 6 hours on one day in the week. Usually Tuesday, but that can be changed if either LabCorp or I need it to. And they pay me for a 40 hour…

Perfect

“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.” In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that…