Category Archives: philosophy

Bereshit – בראשית

Introduction: I’ve decided to start a sort of “Torah Study” regular entry. Every Saturday (or close to it) I’ll sit down and read the Torah portion, or Parsha, for that week in the original Hebrew with the aid of a … Continue reading

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Is This Thing On?

Friday I went to see the new Ghostbusters flick. While it’s absolutely fantastic (seriously, I loved it; if this had been the original I would have been obsessed with the movies as a kid instead of thinking they were boring), … Continue reading

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Glitter as Spiritual Awakening

​Glitter. To some the scourge of a well-stocked arts and crafts armory. To others a delightful toy. To still others a precision art tool. And to some? A spiritual gateway. The soul of glitter is one that sings to me. … Continue reading

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“Zoning Laws” – Or, “Putting People into Boxes” Or, “Friend-zoning”

NOTE: I’ve embedded here an audio file of the following essay; please feel free to listen to it while reading. If you cannot view the embedded player, you can download the file from here. It is about 19 minutes long. Please … Continue reading

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The Transitive Property of Glitter

[NOTE: This is an old post from elsewhere that I’ve edited up to repost here; I’ve since stepped back from the Ke$ha fandom because her politics (or rather lack thereof) got in the way of my enjoyment of her music … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert: Episode Four

As I lay back in the tepid water letting my body sink on exhale and rise to touch frigid air on inhale, I allowed the flood of emotions and experiences to race across my mind. I felt them in my … Continue reading

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whisk, Whisk (a shortie)

Occasionally I’ll let my mind wander onto topics that I usually feel are too triggering and difficult. Today I had one such episode in which I pondered the “issue” around “gay marriage” (I refuse to call it equal marriage until, … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert – Episode Three

[Content Warning: this post discusses outsider syndrome in-depth, touching on intersectionalities of cisnormativity, fatphobia, ableism, heteronormativity and mononormativity. There’s an easier-to-read prelude of sorts that I storified from my twitter here: http://storify.com/FluffySama/diary-of-an-introvert-episode-3 if after reading that it doesn’t seem triggery/problematic you should … Continue reading

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Diary of an Introvert: Episode Two

“It’s not that I don’t like other people.” tap-tap-tap-taptaptap-tap-tap-click “It’s just… I’m exhausted even thinking about parties.” taptaptap-tap-ratta-tap-tap-click-tap-click “I need to rest myself, rejuvenate. Re-energize. I can’t do that in a…” silence from the keyboard “You’re just making excuses. If … Continue reading

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Days Seven and Eight

  By far, dear readers, these were the days that I both anticipated and dreaded the most. That I knew I would get the most out of, and have the hardest time. These were the days of Tzfat, Tzippori, the … Continue reading

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