Arranged Marriages via Online Dating?

Not so long ago young women of my generation were thinking how awful an arranged marriage would be. Marrying (or even dating) someone chosen for you by someone else. A blind date with the expectations of changing your life for you. Now we give this power to online dating sites. Match us up with their … Read more…

It’s Too Easy to Own a Tiger in America

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I don’t think wild animals should be kept as exotic pets. If we can’t find the space to let them be then we can at least give them a suitable man-mad space where they can live on their own terms (more or less). Caging them and treating them like a pet is disrespectful. Let them … Read more…

What is an Archivist?

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I’ve been interested in keeping old content and what happens to content once the source is gone, for a long time. In particular, web content, since the days I was an editor with the Open Directory Project. I liked finding sites which disappeared. Often I could find them again, on their own domain or from … Read more…

Replying About Wicca

I haven’t written much about Wicca and Paganism for awhile. I got settled in and knew my own thoughts and just left it at that. But, I feel good to be posting ideas and sharing them. I left (maybe too many) comments on a YouTube video about “What is Wicca?“.  I liked the video and … Read more…

Illustrating Population Versus Land Mass

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But there’s an important caveat: it takes a lot of land to support all those people. As Per Square Mile goes on to note, if everyone in the world required as much land to support them as Americans do, we would need four earths. via: 22 maps and charts that will surprise you – Vox. The … Read more…

Which Ancient Religion Does Your Spirit Belong To?

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Exotic and Bold, your spiritual connection to patterns aligns you most with the Egyptian ways of religion. With a spiritual mindset that wavers between monotheistic and polytheistic, your spirituality is more about grasping the patterns, mechanics, and meaning of life in broad scope – rather than adhering to any specific ideals. For you, great importance … Read more…

Witch Hat Brooches

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I found these on eBay. Kirk’s Folly turned out to be a company which has closed down this year. At least that’s how it looks to me. There were more Kirk’s Folly witch hats for sale on other eBay stores than their own website. The company was around for 35 so there are likely more … Read more…

Should you Help Stray Animals Over Winter?

First the cold hard facts: There are roughly 70 million stray dogs and cats in the U.S. at any given time. With cold weather and storms on the way, here’s what you can do to help homeless dogs and cats.   Curated from How to Help Stray Animals Survive the Winter This post recommends catching … Read more…