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A Brief Interlude of Mandala Theory

At the center is unity Back in early November, I fell down a rabbit hole trying to research the origins of mandalas [1] and came across some interesting sites (and bypassed so many more “interesting” ones) which suggested that mandalas … Continue reading

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Why I got a professional photography permit

Professional is as professional does As some may recall, I posted last week about going to the Albuquerque Botanical Garden and paying for a professional photography permit.  For reference, it was $25, just $5 more than the regular combination ticket … Continue reading

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By the power vested in me, by myself

Once more, with self-awareness Last week, I posted about the Certificate of Adulthood.  It’s shiny! It’s neat! You can give it to your friends! But, y’know … part of the point of making it was about recognizing in ourselves that … Continue reading

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The power of rituals

Something old, something new So many things in our lives have (or are) rituals, most especially for the beginnings of things and the ends of things.  We have: weddings buying a house funerals Quinceañeras retiring having sex for the first … Continue reading

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Round Three Imminent

Where ideas come from I don’t read a whole lot of big public blogs, twits, streams, or whatever the latest social media thing is called.  There’s only so much time and only so many spoons, and I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Step one: research!

In which I pretend to be a scientist Before the post a few weeks ago about research on sexist humor, it simply hadn’t occurred to me that there might be people out there in the world who got paid to … Continue reading

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