Monthly Archives: April 2013

MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE DEMON LOVER (Part II)

Flesh comes to us out of history; so does the repression and taboo that governs our experience of flesh. — Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman and the Idea of Pornography Stories of dark tempters are as old as tales themselves. Genesis … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS: THE DEMON LOVER (Part III)

What we often call morality is in fact defense… The only morality adequate to the complexities of life is one that has been sculpted in the presence of the shadow. — Thomas Moore, Dark Eros: The Imagination of Sadism In no … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing: Holy Creatures To and Fro

“Don’t run off too far, Sarah,” said my father. But I guess I did. Sarah was me before I was Silk. I became Silk because Sarah couldn’t run away. I was five or so when my father took me walking to Woodside … Continue reading

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6 Points to Understanding (Conflicts With) Men

Why do men and women play so many head-games with one another? Why do dudes freak the fuck out when it seems like we’re not getting our way? The following note originated in my response to a female friend who … Continue reading

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Brief Notes About Compassionate Communication

We all have fears. We all have wounds. We all have needs. For most of us, the fear that those needs will not be met – that the people upon whom we most depend will refuse our needs and perhaps … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Being a Man

(Photo by Sandra Damiana Buskirk, 2011) What does it mean to be a man? We live in a confusing time in a confusing world. Is it any wonder, then, that so many of us search the rubble of old notions … Continue reading

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Tea, the Bible, and the Marketplace

Some time ago, a theatrical malcontent and his followers took drastic action. Enraged by the corruption of church, state and the marketplace, they attacked the merchants, trashed their goods, and occupied the temple where the marketplace had set up shop. … Continue reading

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What Virtue is Selfishness?

You get what you pay for. Nice things cost money, but quality is worth it. Rich people understand this – better, perhaps, than anyone. And most of them are willing to pay well for quality.  Why, then, are so many … Continue reading

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“Not Part of the 99%”? You’re Fooling Yourself

“I’m not part of the 99%.” That’s the catch-phrase of a counter-protest that misunderstands the entire nature of the Occupy movement. Buying the lies that 99% activists are just a bunch of unemployed hippies looking for handouts, people like the … Continue reading

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Economics, Knowledge & Power

Especially these days, all Americans should be required to take a real-world Economics course – in high school if not earlier. I’m not talking about “Home Ec,” that throwback to women-in-the-kitchen days that (last I knew) offers some practical household … Continue reading

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