The world is currently going through a remote work revolution. More and more individuals are choosing to make the switch from daily commutes to the office, to working from home (or from wherever they so please). More companies are also increasingly embracing remote teams as they discover the benefits remote work provides not only to […]Read more "9 Secrets to Managing an International Remote Team"
“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 […]Read more "A Big Picture Look at the New Phenomenon of Veganism (And Why I’m Not a Vegan)"
Wouldn’t it be lovely if—no matter what piece of land someone happened to be born on—everyone had the same basic rights? Is this even a possibility we can ever hope to achieve? Or is it just some idealistic dream conjured up by naïve idealists who haven’t yet understood that our world is just too corrupt […]Read more "Are Global Human Rights a Good Idea?"
“I am convinced that the way forward for the human race is to recognize and protect the fundamental right of sovereignty over consciousness, to throw off the chains of our divisive religious heritage, to seek out forms of spirituality (or no spirituality at all if we so prefer) that are truly supportive of liberty and […]Read more "The Psychedelic Network, Part 3: Mexico, Australia, and Israel"
“The current state of affairs surrounding psychedelics bears witness to human rights issues and signifies a possible societal crisis. It is time to move forward and seek a solution to this situation in a world where alternative treatments are denied even to those cases not helped by standard care. It is time to join forces […]Read more "The Psychedelic Network, Pt. 2: Europe"
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 […]Read more "The Psychedelic Network, Pt 1: USA"
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 […]Read more "Ghostbusting: An Ethnography on the Cultural Perception of Reality with a focus on Paranormal Beliefs at Green Mountain College"
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 […]Read more "Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita: A Story of Love or a Story of Addiction?"
Virtually every culture across the globe has some aspect of music within it. No matter where one travels in the world, one will undoubtedly find music being made where ever humans inhabit. From the Appalachian Mountains of North America to cities of Taiwan, people within communities invariably come together to create music with one […]Read more "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out! — Community Music and its Effects on Society"
Why Study Tattoos? One week after my sixteenth birthday, I hopped on a plane to Helsinki, Finland and lived and volunteered with individuals from all over the world. The experience changed my life, and allowed me to realize that I had complete control over what I wanted to do with my future. I did […]Read more "Doves, Roses, and Elephants: The Significance Behind Nature-Based Tattoos — An Ethnoecological Study"