Inordinate Compassion for Animals as a Cure for the Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Clorox splashed around and sanitized the black bucket. I watched with a lump in my throat; that meant they didn't make it. My dad had taken care of it by dumping the contents of the bucket into the gulley. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, there were four tiny, breathing kittens huddled together in that … Continue reading Inordinate Compassion for Animals as a Cure for the Unbearable Lightness of Being

“What Are We Making Weapons For?”: One Catholic’s Perspective on Nuclear Warfare

Up until recently, I didn't have a very firm opinion on nuclear warfare. I was aware there were Catholics who argued both for and against the use of atomic weapons (See WCCLE 5.1, setting: Teton National Forest, characters: Graham Harrison and Duncan Nobles), but I hadn't done enough research or thinking about the topic to … Continue reading “What Are We Making Weapons For?”: One Catholic’s Perspective on Nuclear Warfare

Is the Body Positivity Movement Really So Bad?

Yesterday, psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson decided to take a break from Twitter after posting a picture of a plus size model on the cover of Sports Illustrated and saying, "Sorry. Not beautiful." He then proceeded to criticize the choice of model, calling it "authoritarian" as though it were meant to re-wire our brains … Continue reading Is the Body Positivity Movement Really So Bad?

“C’est la BONNE vie!” A Lesson on the Good Life from Tee-Blanc Sambeaux

Last weekend, I went to a local farmer's market for the first time and fell prey to the booth of local children's book authors. One particular book caught my eye and I started to flip through it. As soon as I picked it up, an old man behind the booth started to tell me about … Continue reading “C’est la BONNE vie!” A Lesson on the Good Life from Tee-Blanc Sambeaux