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epochalips  // Posts tagged as "epochalips"

Silence is Not a Virtue

Silence is Not a Virtue

Silence is NOT a virtue. I don’t know much about life but I know a lot about love. I don’t know how to split atoms, I don’t split body from mind, but I’ve split many infinitives and I split my gut laughing. O hell, I’ve been splitting fine hairs with tradition for years. I don’t […]

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17 Apr Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on A Thousand Voices to Cool the World

A Thousand Voices to Cool the World

A Thousand Voices to Cool the World

A Thousand Voices to Cool the World is a campaign to raise the voices of kids who stand to lose the most if we don’t start cooling the world. My name is Deborah Pardes and I’ve organized Cool the World to help kids around the globe raise their voices in support of environmental responsibility. When […]

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The ‘Magnificent’ Zero Mile Diet

The ‘Magnificent’ Zero Mile Diet

I met Lea Kitler and Diane ‘Dee’ Doiron on the recent Olivia trip 40th anniversary cruise to the Caribbean. They told me about their wonderful farm “Magnificent Hill” in Highland Grove, Ontario. On the ‘Hill’, these women not only grow their own organic fruits and vegetables, but also raise goats, pigs, and chickens, make soap, […]

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Janis Ian is Coming to Town!

Janis Ian is Coming to Town!

When Janis Ian’s hit record, “Society’s Child,” hit the airwaves in the late 1960s it was like a shock wave.  A young woman was singing out loud about an interracial romance between two teens that’s doomed because of the bigotry around them.  At the height of the Civil Rights movement the song was a voice […]

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12 Mar Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 5 comments

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Exquisitely Sweet Iraqi Haroset for Passover

Look in any good Middle Eastern or Arabic grocery store and they will have a jar of what we Iraqis call silan (“see-lan”), a syrup, made from dates. Iraqi dates deliver the thickest syrup.  When you mix finely ground walnuts with the silan (usually at around a 4:1 ratio of silan to dates) to thicken […]

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The Problem with Pursuing

The Problem with Pursuing

“Never pursue a distancer.” This was the maxim I learned in grad school couples’ therapy classes. It seemed like a no-brainer at the time. How could anyone keep going after someone who doesn’t want you? I would have more self-respect! Until I really fell in love with a lovely woman who was less in love […]

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13 Feb Posted by in • Guest Writers | 2 comments

Four Hundred Hearts

Four Hundred Hearts

For 400 weeks I have made a heart for my beloved Madalene. It started soon after we met, as a weekly romantic gesture as I was so crazy in love. A little heart constructed out of silly things on her doorstep intending to make her smile. During those crazy early days of love, somehow, love […]

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12 Feb Posted by in • Kate Clinton | Comments Off on The Pope is Pooped!

The Pope is Pooped!

The Pope is Pooped!

OMG! Pope Benedict has announced he will retire on Feb. 28, 2013. When a CEO of a major multinational quits and gives just two weeks’ notice, everybody pricks up their ears. Those who can hear through the deafening and tasteless “Ding dong the witch is dead,” remix are wondering why the sudden papal exit?  Did […]

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15 Jan Posted by in • Genderqueer | 1 comment

Thumbs down on “Tolerance”

Thumbs down on “Tolerance”

I do a lot of advocating on the bullying issue. As a survivor of both bullying and several bad suicidal attempts, I am well versed on the topic. Lately we hear so much about teaching tolerance to our children. I hate that word tolerance. To me it implies that kids should just accept that someone […]

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11 Jan Posted by in • Kate Clinton | 1 comment

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

For 2013 I only made one resolution.  It’s bad form to tell you what it is, so I’ll just say that it has something to do with Melissa McCarthy.  Got my fingers crossed. For the Winter Solstice, a friend gave me an engraved cube of burnished lead on which is etched, “Angels fly because they take themselves […]

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