Tell Yasmah-Addu: thus (speaks) Samsî-Addu, your father. The works concerning the gods that you have undertaken […]. You have had six gods made. The six gods you have had made, goodness, that amounts to ten! Your servants out of fear don't talk to you, in heaven's name, about your works. I want you to … Continue reading The value of a minimalist approach to shrines
I've been looking through some old poetry in my files in preparation for consolidating things that are publishable, and I found this. It's from September 8, 2013, when I was going through a rough period in my life as far as motivation and religious activity were concerned. Context What I wrote deals with human willpower … Continue reading Some Verses from 2013 on Motivation
In the Enchiridion, Epictetus says that we control opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and our own actions. How true is this in an era when social media exploits the vulnerable cracks in our human psyches? What of ourselves do we actually control?
This post will be short, but I have a piece in the Eternal Haunted Summer Winter Solstice issue and am doing the requisite "hmm, I have a poem out" self-promotion PSAs. I have also been posting dictionary entries for my conlang Tveshi on Twitter and making roundups of them on my Pangrammatikê blog. Vocabulary terms … Continue reading Happy Solstice! (… and updates)
Snapchat was a #HellNo from the get-go to me. I haven't made a post about minimalism in a while, and this blog primarily treats it where it intersects with Hellenism. When I cut back on social media last year, I deleted my Instagram and Facebook. I made content rules for myself regarding what I could … Continue reading Social Media and Mental Miasma
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics
This is a short meditation on what it feels like to finally pull the plug on social media and reclaim time for oneself.