A moment of word mapping

Recently, while reading a paper by María Lugones, I came across the word "arrogate." I had to look it up, because apparently I don't know ALL the words (DAMMIT), and came across this definition (thanks, Google!): "to take or claim something without justification." In the Lugones paper, arrogate was used in reference to Marilyn Frye's…

Enneagram thoughts

I've been hearing a lot about the Enneagram lately, and because I love all things personality/authenticity, I decided it was finally time for me to take a test and see where I came out. The friend who recommended it most highly said I'd be able to tell what I was without the test, but after…

In-Between Thoughts 9.20.18

HOW IS THE GYM STILL SO HOT AND HUMID. Come on, Hawai'i. This climate cannot be a surprise by now and a/c is one of humankind's greatest inventions. But... probably shouldn't use it because global warming. I remain conflicted. And sweaty. Blech. I have tried to put into words my reactions to the GOP's and…

Thoughts on study music

Just a little thought for the day. I love classical music. Medieval, Baroque, Classical (with a capital C), Romantic, and some Modern/Contemporary. I gravitate most towards the Romantic and Classical. They feed my soul. They help ease my anxiety and make me feel much more centered and present. Since I've been back at graduate school,…

In-Between Thoughts 8.27.18

I found this IBT post that I never published! I thought I'd send it off into the blogosphere, just 'cuz. Edited writing is a horrible thing to waste. Well, Hurricane Lane was a nothingburger for Honolulu. Lane parked herself next to the poor Big Island and Maui and just dumped rain and blew wind at…

On recommending books

I don't have kids, but I plan to have them one day. Since books are a huge part of my life, I plan to make books a big part of my future children's lives. And that will start with me reading aloud to them, to me bringing them into the fantastical, imagined worlds that enraptured…

Book Review: The Most Good You Can Do

I thought it worth posting my Goodreads review of Peter Singer's book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. The book is great and has a lot of relevance to the topics I muse about here. Definitely worth picking up and considering seriously. As with so much of…

Friends and writers

Recently I read Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana Pavlac Glyer. It's a quick read on a well-trod topic, but Glyer takes an interesting and more difficult angle by investigating if and how the conversations at Eagle and the Child actually shaped and changed the works themselves --…