I am a gigantic Dr. Who fan (Tom Baker was my first and favorite until Eccleston and then Tennant and even Smith came along), and ever since (and before) Russell T. Davies stepped down from the post of Writer, Moffat has been writing impressively interesting and dangerous plots with incredible time-travelling plot twists and it’s [...]
I hope to write a future essay here (in keeping with the Tao stuff I’ve been writing) where I talk about how being pissed off and moralistic only gets you so far in any situation where folks are doing a morally wrong thing because it’s otherwise compelling to do it. I think this essay will [...]
As both an activist and a warrior, you cannot afford to work only on instinct. There must be a method and a direction. You should keep in mind prinicples of compassion and honor as well as try to keep your long term strategy and medium term tactics in mind. The more competent and long-lived warriors [...]
I have at least four more Tao of… posts to write. I’d planned to write 8 and I’m sticking to that promise, both for symbolic and thematic reasons.
I hope that it’s doing more folks than just me good, but it is doing me good to articulate myself and some of my beliefs about being [...]
Just to frame the discussion a bit more, let me tell you more about my aims and my plans.
I plan to write at least 8 total essays/posts about this topic of being a warrior/activist, and about the ethical framework I find useful as a guiding principle when I fight for social change.
Apparently we’re having that discussion again (this link is from 2007, probably around June). Cultural appropriation discussions are very fraught. Start here. Author’s response here, both with many other links available. (I should note that I am one of the author’s friends, but that I know she is strong enough to pick her own battles [...]
Apropos of a friend’s IBARW post, I went looking for good links that talk about Cultural Appropriation. For those with no time to read about it on Wikipedia, Cultural Appropriation is the selective adoption of elements of a culture one does not belong to, and is characterized by in some way idealizing what we like [...]