Monthly Archives: September 2018

On the Utility of Blasphemy and Shame

Today is the International Blasphemy Rights Day. When I read the Satanic Bible, I remember having a strong reaction when I read the few truly blasphemous verses. I left the Catholic Church of my upbringing in 1991, but the blasphemous hues of … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! “Antiquity has never felt so alive”

Happy 20th to Epicureans everywhere! This month Quartz published Hedonism holds the secret to a happier life, but not for the reasons you think. Unfortunately, rather than defending pleasure as an ethical ideal, the piece falls into the “absence of … Continue reading

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Marked by Oshun

Everyone has their own tribal or ancestral religious or philosophical traditions that have nurtured them at one time or another. The Catholic faith of my upbringing attempted to swallow and assimilate numerous Pagan faiths in its historically monstrous imperial project. In … Continue reading

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My Ancestral Storylines

“The grandson wants to remember what the father wished to forget.” – Spanish proverb “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.” – Chinese proverb In this blog, I will share … Continue reading

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Props to Gloria Estefan!

You look like the Miami Sound Machine just EXPLODED all over you! – Noxema Jackson, speaking to ChiChi Rodriguez in campy classic To Wong Foo Gloria is such a fundamental piece of pop culture that the mere mention of her legacy … Continue reading

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