In the Enchiridion, Epictetus says that we control opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and our own actions. How true is this in an era when social media exploits the vulnerable cracks in our human psyches? What of ourselves do we actually control?
This post will be short, but I have a piece in the Eternal Haunted Summer Winter Solstice issue and am doing the requisite "hmm, I have a poem out" self-promotion PSAs. I have also been posting dictionary entries for my conlang Tveshi on Twitter and making roundups of them on my Pangrammatikê blog. Vocabulary terms … Continue reading Happy Solstice! (… and updates)
I thought hard this morning about what my response has been to prior natural disasters, so I went back to the Old KALLISTI to see what I said there. The words I wrote in 2010 — so long ago now — don't completely match my current worldview. For Pagan Values Month (June 2010), I wrote … Continue reading The Natural World, the Gods, and Ethics
Friendship is very important — and by this I don't mean casual friendships of affinity. Friendship has changed a lot since antiquity. I came across a book review (for something I haven't read). The review made me look at some web clippings I've made across the years, in addition to some old KALLISTI posts and … Continue reading Friendship: Magic? Yesssss.
The Delphic Maxims, Tenets of Solon, and the complexity of ethics.