why we blog and other intelligent waxings on self-expression

i just want to send some kudos to hank for his fabulous blog post want to know what i think? in that post, hank waxes intelligently and humourously and historically about what makes us blog, or generally express ourselves, like martin luther, famous for publicly posting his disagreements with catholic dogma (except for the parts… Continue reading why we blog and other intelligent waxings on self-expression

belief in a personal god

through my twitter connection @UUsoul i came across a post on the topic of a personal god at celestial lands. i figured that rather than replying, i’ll comment in a post here. david from celestial lands says i believe that there is no division in god, that every moment of every day we are intimately… Continue reading belief in a personal god

the archetypes: addict, magical child, hedonist

the following is an excerpt from carolyn myss’ fascinating “gallery of archetypes”. most of us can recognize ourselves in one or more of these archetypes, or typical ways of being in the world. in her descriptions, carolyn myss tells us about the positive as well as the shadow (some would call them negative) aspects of… Continue reading the archetypes: addict, magical child, hedonist

one web day: democracy and open source

today is onewebday. from their site: onewebday is an earth day for the internet. the idea behind onewebday is to focus attention on a key internet value (this year, online participation in democracy), focus attention on local internet concerns (connectivity, censorship, individual skills), and create a global constituency that cares about protecting and defending the… Continue reading one web day: democracy and open source

carnival of eating disorders, august 2008 edition

welcome to the august 2008 edition of the carnival of eating disorders! there is a lot of interesting material, so i’ll do the same that i do with the buddhist carnival and present the articles in two different posts. this first post will deal with anorexia. the second will deal with body image and overeating.… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders, august 2008 edition

submissions for buddhist carnival on august 15

the buddhist carnival is coming up again august 15, and i’m still having problems with blog carnival “getting it” that this is happening, and i don’ thave a lot of submissions yet.  so i’m taking matters in my own hands and am asking you: anyone with some interesting buddhist material out there?  please submit the… Continue reading submissions for buddhist carnival on august 15

cults

during the blogathon, one of the entries was about about a woman leaving a cult. coincidentally, just a few days later, one of my stumbleupon friends pointed me to steven hassan’s work. interestingly enough, this also led me to another article relevant to a blogathon post about guru shopping. from what i’ve seen so far,… Continue reading cults

mental illness stigma in churches: an occasion for self reflection

thanks to barry for taking the time and care to comment on the post about how some christian churches deal with mental illness. one of the habits i have fallen into is that when i feel critical of someone, i then turn to myself and ask myself how i, or groups i belong to or… Continue reading mental illness stigma in churches: an occasion for self reflection