Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About

As the title of today’s post suggests, I am going to touch on some taboo topics. 

The first of these is religion.  Well, actually, I would say Jeremiah Stephen’s blog post Cosmic Truth… Open the Door from knowthesphere would be more closely categorized as spirituality.  Regardless of what you call it, his words encouraged me after the year I’ve had. 

“This year, the great 2014 begins with the new moon on the first day of the calendar year, culminating with the new moon at the end of the month, ushering in what some believe as the year of great change and a revealing of truth.”

This has already been a year of great change, and I have already seen truth revealed… in just a little over three weeks. 

The second subject, usually shunned, is politics (not Sourcerer’s primary subject matter).  Gene’O Gordon’s,  Should We Blog About This? has me thinking I should blog about The Day We Fight Back against mass internet surveillance.  I may have my banner posted February 11, 2014.

And finally, I have to mention, once again, some of the most inspiring words I’ve read (ever), from Alicja Pyszka-Franceschini’s November 30, 2013 post, “It Was Lonely There (about blogging)”

“The moment we hide ourselves is the moment when we reject ourselves.”

This was one of the first posts I read after I made my blog public (I had been doing it privately for over a year… hiding, so to speak).  She gave me permission to be “imperfect” and “underdeveloped” while celebrating my courage to “put myself out there.”

I love the simplicity in her photography and the sincerity in her words. 

Check out these three talented bloggers’ posts… if you dare.


7 thoughts on “Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About

  1. Wow, thanks for the kind words. I never blogged privately, but I blogged under pseudonyms for a long time. When I started up again last fall, I decided to just be public on the Internet. So, aside from direct personal communications, what you see on any of my sites is the same thing my closest friends see. I love privacy, and would like more of it, but I went the public route because I was tired of trying to manage it.

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      1. you’re welcome. Everyone has to decide how to deal with the internet exposure for themselves. What I decided to do was just put it all out there. I just have to be mature about what I post, and, you know, never post anything that can hurt me professionally. Fortunately for me, that is easy because I am academia. Basically, all I need to be a public figure is fame. Google “Gene’O Gordon” sometime when you have nothing better to do.

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