Some Words About Rituals

Posted in D/s, Dominance, Relationships, submission with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2014 by Xajow

Students, you might want to prepare to take some notes today. I talked about rituals once before, about having rituals and including them in D/s. Today, I want to talk more specifically about creating a ritual. One can just string some actions together, repeat it all a few times, and call it a ritual. But one can also be more thoughtful about it, and give specific meaning to specific actions and thereby create a ritual with more significance and beauty. And hopefully create a ritual that enhances the D/s experience. Continue reading

An Explanation, Sort Of

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2014 by Xajow

I said I was returned. Said I would have a D/s post up. Why is it still not up? I am having a difficult time writing it. Though the writing process is not the difficulty. I was about to explain the why, but I realized it really would just bore you. It is unimportant and foolish. I am still working on writing the post. I will manage to get the post written. It just may take a little while longer. Thank you for your patience.

Some Words About (Im)Migration

Posted in Immigration, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Xajow

I was going to leave the current public debate (here in the U.S.) about immigration alone. But I keep seeing and hearing some really stupid arguments being made. And by golly, I just feel like saying something about it. So I am going to. And no, what I am about to say does not favor the pro-immigration-control side of the argument. You have been warned. Continue reading

Quick Bite: Quote of the Day

Posted in Politics, Quick Bite, Quote of the Day with tags on July 8, 2014 by Xajow

Yeah, I know. I have not put up a Quick Bite post in a long while. Anyway, I was reading an article at reason.com about the reaction of Julie Bindel (of The Guardian) to Burger King’s “Pride Whopper”. Near the beginning of the article, Scott Shackford said this: Continue reading

Birth Control, Hobby Lobby, and Common Sense

Posted in Argumentation, Feminism, Government, Healthcare, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Xajow

Recently the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for providing birth control to its employees. Some people have claimed this is next door to fascism. Others have claimed this is an open door to anarchy. And many have claimed this closes the door for access to birth control for the employees of Hobby Lobby. None of those claims are even remotely close to the truth. Continue reading

Why I Am Proud to Be A U.S. Citizen

Posted in First Amendment, Government, Patriotism, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2014 by Xajow

I have talked here many times about the foolishness of politicians and some of the ways I think the U.S. government is doing things that keep making things worse here in the United States. But despite all of that, I do love this country, these United States of America. Since Independence Day is nigh, and before I go back to all of that criticism, I would like to talk about part of why I am proud to be a citizen of the United States. Continue reading

In Which I Return, Again

Posted in Alone on June 30, 2014 by Xajow

I know, students. You have been wondering what became of your most humble professor. I got caught up in dealing with a number of issues. Some good. Some less so. I am returned now. I hope to get back to most of the things I was working on before. I have not decided if I will return to the movie reviews yet. It seems so small a thing at the moment. But I might do it. Only time will tell. Anyway, I am returned, students. So dry your tears. Usually after an absence I write something political in nature. I have something different in mind today. Continue reading

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