Archive for the 'Behaviour' Category

Why I’m no longer strictly-vegetarian: A blog on ethical eating

Monday, March 28th, 2011

For eight years, I didn’t eat a touch of meat. Not an ounce of animal flesh passed through these sometimes-black-painted lips, aside from the occasional bit of sustainable seafood — and only then, my choice in seafood was (and still is, and shall forever remain) based in sustainability. When choosing seafood, I always refer to my “pocket seafood guide” provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (for information on getting your own free pocket guides to which seafood is sustainable and what is not, please visit http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx to print them out or click on “order large quantities” to order 10 or more pre-printed copies for yourself and friends).

As mentioned above, the key to eating ethically (which has always been my focus) is to choose food wisely, whether plant or animal. Save seafood, I didn’t eat meat (and certainly proselytized vegetarianism) for reasons of ethics and (more…)

EMOTION-ABSORPTION & LIGHTWORK

Friday, September 4th, 2009

I hadn’t gotten much sleep. Daytime appointments and engagements can be difficult when working a fulltime graveyard shift. Regardless, it was time for Uba, the sleek, slinky black Witch-cat that she is, to see the veterinarian. The ringworm she had on her skin was starting to spread, and it seemed the right time to make an appointment both for a checkup, and to get prescribed some medication to stop the fungus from spreading any further.

I woke up, washed my face, cleaned a fresh piercing with some saltwater, (more…)

BOOK TOUR 2007: An official report

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Well well well well well! Here I am… yes, alive, living, breathing, Being. Currently just finished raking some gorgeous autumn leaves in the front lawn, listening to a DJ Haywire mix (np: Atari Teenage Riot!), and trying to get my thoughts organized (or ‘organised’ as they spell it overseas) and my week planned based on things on my f’ing ENDLESS “to do” list. One of which is finding a good job… Another of which is writing this blog/book tour report. I also have to get groceries, clean the fish tank, do some touch-ups on book #2 (Shadow Magick Compendium), clean the bathrooms, organize the house, take recycling, sort books, sort CDs, catch up on e-mails (HUNDREDS, AAH), and perform some rituals I’m falling behind on. But I’m sure you don’t want to hear all about my mundane existence (woe), so onward with the official tour report:

CHICAGO ~ Chicago itself, as a city, appeared to me as a big, consuming machine: everyone and everything being sorted, rushed, labeled, shipped, plastic-wrapped, and made a cog of the empirical infrastructure. Yeah; not such a good experience. Estha (my Priestess/partner) and I went here for GothicFest. Truth be told, (more…)

Convergence 13 in Portland–full report!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Well, we are back from the fantastic Convergence 13 gathering in Portland! It was a wonderful event and much fun was had by all. I drove up with Estha and Erasmus. They were great car-company and we took turns playing musick. I have a difficult time traveling (flying or driving); it’s just unavoidably uncomfortable. It’s great once the destination is reached, but I don’t understand how people can enjoy the traveling process itself! Maybe I get hung up on the uncomfortableness. Either way, we met up with Madeline, Sky, Steph, and Luke at the event. The three of us carpoolers stayed at the Hilton in downtown Portland… very cramped and not much ventilation (all at an outrageous price, even with the convention discount), but it worked. Anyway, I won’t start this off as a bitch-fest, because the trip as a whole was great! It was my first ever Goth-industrial convention. It was a bit smaller than I expected, but I suppose that was actually a good thing. Also, to be perfectly honest, I don’t have enough photos to compile a proper photo gallery of the event. There were a few, and I’ve posted (more…)

Virginia school shooting

Monday, April 16th, 2007

My condolences and prayers go out to those who were shot or injured in the Virginia school shootings, and all the friends and family members of those victimized by such a terrible act. I just don’t understand how human beings can treat each other like this. How does someone end up in such a mental place, one that gives no regard to life? I was telling someone earlier today (more…)