New years and retrospection: How ritualizing retrospection and long-term thinking is helpful

As I’ve grown older, I’ve learnt to appreciate new years more and more. Mostly because it means for a few days self reflection becomes the norm. Not just individually, but collectively as a society. Media of all stripes becomes filled with articles and programs looking back on the past year as a collective whole, trying

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The Internet Archive Documentary

A great free documentary I stumbled across on peertube. I do not own any of this material and am distributing it under the creative commons liscence Directed by Jonathan Minard Cinematography by John Behrens, Alexander Porter, and Fearghal O’dea Produced at the Internet Archive on October 22-26, during the Books in Browsers Conference and 10

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My Fist Samhain

So this is my first year fully celebrating Samhain with a pagan practice. Now I had always lit a candle out of a vague sense of something should be done to mark the night, but this year is the first time I’m doing a small ritual and alter to honor the dead and select gods.

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Solarpunk and Art Nouveau

It makes me sad when people dismiss Art Nouveau as being “for the rich” while acting as if things aren’t really Solarpunk unless they’re gritty or recycled looking. People act as if pretty things are only for the wealthy – which is just what the wealthy want you to believe.

The Solarpunk Phone

What’s wrong with our current phones: Phones are coming under a lot of scrutiny at the moment. Much of the excitement and thrill that came with the paradigm changing announcement of the iPhone, the first true smartphone, has worn thin. We are now looking at phones with a more critical eye, and an increasing amount

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