Decoding Heritage

Recently, I got a DNA analysis done for myself and my mother to get a genetic view of the family history. I couldn’t do my father’s DNA because he still lives in Cuba, and is thus unavailable. This is my attempt at digesting what the raw percentages and data could mean. It is only my […]

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Living in the Anthropocene

After a couple of days of teaching the science of climate change to my 6th graders, I found myself wistful for a different message. In between the sanitized lessons, it was impossible to hide my perspective, boiled down to a single idea: lost hope. They, more than I, will live in a mad world of […]

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Deserving to Live

I have written and rewritten this post well over five times already, not to mention the tweaks and modifications made in my mind before ever putting into writing. It was the fever pitch of the 2018 Midterm Elections, and on the night of, when I thought inspiration was on my side, the crushing news for […]

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Reviewing: Star.Ships

This sometimes brilliant critique of paleo-archaeology’s blind-spots, and the resulting light it sheds into the prehistory of magic, can sometimes feel scattered and over-ambitious. But, then again, that’s commendable scholarship on the author’s part, rather than something to sneer at. I just wish he’d separated this massive tome into two volumes, rather than one. The […]

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Arguing for Magick

I believe in magick–to a certain extent–and I also believe in the natural history of the world, so often devoid of the mystical. Here is my argument for the reality, and usefulness, of magick: For starters, we have to acknowledge that our current worldview is essentially devoid of magick. We might say this was the […]

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