A Big Picture Look at the New Phenomenon of Veganism (And Why I’m Not a Vegan)

“NAZIS!” shouted the PETA protesters outside my tiny environmental college in middle-of-nowhere Vermont. Our sustainable organic farm had two oxen named Bill and Lou. They were used to plow our humble piece of land, so that we didn’t need to use an environmentally-unfriendly tractor. We loved Bill and Lou. Many students had deep, intimate connections […]

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The Psychedelic Network, Pt 1: USA

I am thrilled to announce that after six months of conducting research and interviewing many people from around the world, a 3-part series about psychedelic societies and how psychedelic use differs in various cultures around the world has been published on Psymposia Magazine (who I write and edit for). “Psychedelic research has been making big […]

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Ghostbusting: An Ethnography on the Cultural Perception of Reality with a focus on Paranormal Beliefs at Green Mountain College

Abstract This ethnography is about the cultural perception of reality with a focus on paranormal beliefs at Green Mountain College. Through research on campus, I gathered information of diverse viewpoints regarding the belief in the supernatural and explain how culture affects people’s beliefs. I also explain why people believe in ghosts, as well as preserve […]

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Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita: A Story of Love or a Story of Addiction?

What is love? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s first definition states, “strong affection for another rising out of kinship or personal ties.” Another definition is, “unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.” Vladimir Nabokov’s famous novel Lolita has been called by Vanity Fair, “The only convincing love story of our century.” Nabokov’s novel is not […]

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