So, last night, I had a dream. In the dream, my mom (who, for context, is a 3˚ initiate in a Wiccan tradition) found out that I was planning to consecrate a good luck/warding bad things amulet for my girlfriend. She told me point-blank that I shouldn't be doing these things because I was winging … Continue reading Request for Advice …
Infrequently on KALLISTI and elsewhere, I have referred to a copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths that I had when I was a toddler. This weekend, the book fell into my hands again. It is, indeed, held together with duct tape. … although the duct tape isn't really working out, is it? One of … Continue reading Revisiting my Childhood Copy of D’Aulaires’ BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
Today, a conversation about the normalization of calls for violence on social media sparked me to wonder what kinds of ethical and moral writings existed about nonviolence — ones that did not take a Christian perspective. While Googling a variety of terminology (nonviolence, ahimsa, &c.), I ended up finding Mark Kurlansky's Nonviolence: The History of a … Continue reading Something I Read About Nonviolence
I don't usually share things from my other blog, but anyone who is interested in mythology and worldbuilding may find this post fun — it's about gods of writing systems, conlangs, and scripts. About 1,000 words in total with lots of pictures. Over the past few months, I’ve been doodling sentences in Narahji while working … Continue reading Conlang Writing Systems: Narahji — Pangrammatike
While I am on hiatus from Twitter, I have not left the Internet, and it's the perfect opportunity to use spare moments of time to turn some Twitter threads into actual blog posts. This is one of them. It is about fragmentation, social media, and (ultimately) how some things happening in our society today have … Continue reading The Machines We Build, the Nightmares They Make of Us
At the end of 2018, I decided that 2019 would be the year I tried to find (and use) natural-fiber clothing for environmental, ethical, and religious reasons, and I announced this on Twitter during one of those goal posts that basically everyone writes. It is August, I am still sticking to my goal, and I have some takeaways.
In my Twitter feed a few days ago, I saw Shivam Bhatt's advice about what to do (in a Hindu context) for religious activity in 10 minutes a day. I really liked that tweet, and I like that he quote-tweeted himself to share his suggestions with others — I think that it is very important … Continue reading What You Can Do in 10-15 Minutes
I’m about to go on hiatus for a bit, so now is as good a time as any to say some of this. For those of you who are not on Twitter, over the past 3-4 months, there have been discussions (and many arguments) about Hellenism(os), cultural appropriation, Hellenization/Americanization/*-ization, who has authority and in what … Continue reading A Positional Statement on Some Recent Twitter Things