Born Into Sin

There’s a great deal of talk about “toxicity” these days. My challenge here is to explore an idea that feels so deeply engrained in collective culture it seems to me like the rotting core of today’s mentality. The title might suggest a critique of religiosity, but our world worships at many altars – though we…More

Fail to Prepare: Prepare to Fail

When one has a website called Embracing Collapse, it should be inevitable that at some point the idea of handling personal, local, or global disaster should crop up from time to time. I guess this is one of those times. A dear friend of mine upon leaving this area passed me a coin that said…More

Veg*nism: Eurocentric Supremacy in Eco-Friendly Packaging

Despite the antagonistic appearance of the title, this article is a parley to the growing cohort of environmentally and/or health conscious individuals convinced adopting a plant-based diet for non-religious reasons is part of the solution to healing an ailing planet. Let’s Wake TFU The key here is first to realise that our beliefs are not…More

Linguistic Relativisms

Conversations between people with opposing views can be challenging. Perhaps it would feel more accurate to say they’re likely a total waste of time and energy. I carry a lot of biases regarding the nature of spirited disagreement. Some of it might be I reckon people often spoiling for debate feel like they’re bringing a…More

2020 + 1

Humans may be the only animals that can become obsessed with endpoints. If obsessed with is too strong a term, then confident in would be the replacement. As 2020 unfolded, I was reminded of the desperation with which Western civilisation limped to the conclusion of 2019 dragging behind us the burning dumpster that had been…More