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The Curse of Commuting

 

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… a heavy cost of job work, not so much hidden as ignored; and it shouldn’t be.

(c) 2013, Davd

If modern Canada (and the USA, and much of the E.U., and Japan, Australia, New Zealand) are, or quite [...]

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Contradictions and Persecution in “Marriage”

Should Churches Marry Canadians under Civil Law?

(c) 2012, Davd

 

When a woman promises to her husband, “till death us do part”, in church and in the name of Jesus Christ’s teachings—can he trust her promises?1 Civil law, in 21st Century Canada, says [...]

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What Should it “Take” to Be a Father?

(c) 2012, Davd

Paralleling substantially but not entirely, what i wrote in April, as Mother’s Day approached, this essay is about the seriousness of fatherhood, about the social conditions required to do it really well, and about the reasons, more legal and bureaucratic than ecological and demographic, not to enter fatherhood [...]

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“What Should it Take” to Be a Mother?

© 2012, Davd

Mother’s Day is coming soon, and the advertising has already begun. This essay is about the seriousness of motherhood, about the social conditions required to do it with excellence, and about the ecological-demographic reasons not to enter motherhood “lightly.” If present custom is to [...]

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Some Better Reasons for a Sex Strike

(c) 2012, Davd

Recently, i was referred by some other website, to one called “The  No Access Sex Strike”. It seemed to me to be mimicking Lysistrata, but with less style and eloquence1.  Instead of wanting soldiers to stop fighting (and often killing) one another, the site’s operators seem to want the [...]

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Feminism and the Oobleck

(c) 2012, Davd

Dr. Seuss wrote the best young-children’s stories of his time, i believe, because he wrote fables. His stories were not only entertaining and amusing—they were instructive and archetypal. Green Eggs and Ham was about prejudice—not mean-spirited or vicious prejudice even, just prejudice based in a vague distaste for the [...]

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Mother’s Day 2012: What If We Stick to the Truth?

(c) 2012, Davd

Many of you have seen comedy of some sort—a short story, a play, a skit, a stand-up routine—whose main point is how impolite and disruptive it would be if everyone said nothing but the plain, blunt truth. The setting for such comedy could be a cop stopping [...]

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