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Vengeance, Doggy Style

I recently watched White God (on Netflix), and it has really stuck with me. I found a couple of the scenes hard to watch, but I still recommend it. I’m left with a lot of thoughts, but the one I

Posted in animals, personhood, social justice

Have you examined your worldview?

“And so here is where the Master grants us the great gift of the highest form of self-control of all. It is not the act of avoiding harm to our body or the bodies of others. It is not anything

Posted in animals, food, personhood, social justice, yoga

Penn Foundation attempts to justify their actions

The William Penn Foundation has long supported arts in Philadelphia. But the purse strings are closing, as evidence by the recent fund-gutting of Dance/UP and the Philadelphia Singers. Peter Crimmons writes, “Arts organizations in Philadelphia need to know how to

Posted in dance, economics, Philadelphia, social justice

on revenue and value in the arts: a screed

I have lots of thoughts about this, and I’m just going to dump some out right now. It seems that among economists I appear a left-wing nutjob, and among artists I appear a right-wing nutjob. Neither and both are true,

Posted in dance, economics, personhood, social justice

“Black lives matter” ?

The news broke last night: Officer Darren Wilson will face no indictment for the killing of Michael Brown. I watched part of the press conference with the DA detailing facts about the case before the grand jury. Eyewitness testimony all over

Posted in personhood, Philadelphia, social justice

Lying in the middle of a busy intersection

I walked into the stairwell, passed the elevators, and looked out to the city street six floors below, as my eyes grew heavy with tears. I didn’t mean to cry, it just happened. Did I cry from relief, from fatigue,

Posted in personhood, social justice

Gardening as Revolution

My husband just handed me a Salon piece written by Megan Mayhew Bergman. Megan discusses her experiences with gardening, reveling in her lack of reliance on factory-farmed food. I agree with her. Factory-farmed food is filled with and coated with

Posted in food, gardening, health, social justice

Trying to learn from Mandela

Like many others, hearing of Nelson Mandela’s death put me in a somber mood.  He was a great human, by all but the most right-wing accounts.  We all know about his tireless work for peace. I caught an interview with

Posted in personhood, prose and poetry, social justice

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