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Orient Lodge · 1W ago

Hero's Journey

I grew up on the Hero’s journey from the classic Greek tales to the story on the silver screen and I wondered about my own call to adventure with its road of trials and where it would turn. ...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

Obama and Racism

Recently, a Facebook friend posted, "Michelle Obama....your husband is the most racist American there is! Elated you are all leaving the White House!". It seemed a particularly odd post. W...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

It will be okay

It will be okay they told her when the lump, that lump turned out not to be benign. Years later after chemo after radiation after therapy after tears after unexpected joys it turned out to b...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

English Spirituality and Mysticism

So... I've signed up to take the online course English Spirituality and Mysticism. I've taken online courses in the past, but this is the first one that I'm actually paying for since I took ...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

Random Thoughts about Social Media and the Reterritorialization of the Culture Industry.

Recently, I’ve been reading Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guittari and thinking about things like the culture industry, reterritorialization, and how it relates to social media and o...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

At the Clark Art

Something stirred in my adolescent heart as I pondered the pastel clad ballerinas in a nineteenth century Parisian studio. What did they talk about after their lesson? Did they the think of ...
Orient Lodge · 1W ago

Destigmatize Loneliness

I started writing a post about friending and unfriending people on Facebook, and took a pause to read what some of my friends were posting on Facebook. One friend posted a link to an articl...
Orient Lodge · 2W ago

Number 2 Pencil

With my Number 2 pencil I take notes on our history, the American Dream, of those who came to our country seeking a better life, religious freedom, to be a city on the hill and I don’t hear ...
Orient Lodge · 2W ago

The Unexpected Rabbit

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. Happy New Year. Recently, I asked my friends what they thought I should resolve for the New Year. I am facing great uncertainty this coming year, especially around...
Orient Lodge · 2W ago

Watch Night, White Privilege

As a white man from the north brought up in the twentieth century I can only imagine life on a plantation with slaves. It goes something like this: Sometimes, when I couldn’t sleep I would s...