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Wandering a World of Uneven Opportunity

While on this short trek, it feels so gratuitous to have hired a guide to carry my things. Saying thank you regularly doesn’t seem to truly assuage the awkwardness for me. As a vegetarian, I believe that my life shouldn’t necessarily dictate whether another life should end in service of my palate. In relating with […]

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Prop 34 and Ending the Death Penalty – an Act of Spiritual Evolution

Although most people are paying significant attention to the presidential race here in America, most people I talk with in California are not aware that there is a ballot proposition (Prop 34 – aka the “Repeal the Death Penalty” proposition) which would ban the death penalty in California, thereby converting the sentences of the 724 […]

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The Great Animal Holocaust

Today we are living through and largely partaking in what I believe will someday come to be known as The Great Animal Holocaust. As a global society, we eat the flesh of animals as part of our diets. Some regions, groups, and individuals, including myself, may choose otherwise, but by and large we consume animals […]

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Wanting Cake and Pie

I don’t fully understand why people lie, why they are so afraid of the truth. I continue to become more and more a fan of it. The more I write this blog, the more I am beginning to see that truth is just another word for reality. If something is true, then it is real. […]

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

“I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see.” ~Jose Saramago~ I’ve been noticing lately, how many things there are that we hide from ourselves so we don’t have to truly acknowledge what’s really happening. I realized it in Thailand while there recently with my father as he was putting […]