philosophy

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

A most glorious Tuesday, with a highly anticipated film, half-price tickets, an assortment of munchies, and wonderful company – all while stoned out of my mind. I pass through the doors into the darkness of the theatre, not knowing quite what to expect yet looking forward to it all the same, by virtue of the […]

POEM: Caged Bird

POEM: Caged Bird

Caged Bird BY MAYA ANGELOU A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.   But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage […]

Shine, Medicine, Shine:  Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

Shine, Medicine, Shine: Maestro Shaman Live-Streams 4/20 Cannabis Ceremonies

IMAGE: Shaman’s Mesa at Blue Morpho, Peru. Photo by Chris Kilham. 420 Ceremonies are free, live-streamed events that are open to everyone who is 21 and over.  You can experience them from the comfort of your own home. The inaugural event will take place on April 20th 2014. To sign up for the 420 Ceremony, visit www.420ceremony.org. Master Shaman Hamilton […]

Poem: On Losing Someone

Poem: On Losing Someone

Photo credit: Diane Fornbacher Oh, joy! Words like this Do not come first To the breaking To the aching heart But! Your loved one Is free Finally free Yet Do not hurry Do not be eager To join up With the freed ones Before being called home Your journey Is not to grieve So deeply […]

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

The internet, from entertainment personalities to politicians, from news outlets to blogs, social websites and beyond, are ablaze with the provocative question: Should cannabis be legal? Simply Stated: The short answer to this morphing, deceptively simple question is emphatically and unequivocally, YES. More Specifically: This seemingly uncomplicated question actually requires a thoughtful and emotive personal response worthy of […]