Food For Thoughts on Moral and Ethical Justifications on Killing of Animals and Plants

Modified: September 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

And I envision myself at one point being able to attend frequently enough some kind of gathering where topics like this become the norm for conversations. Questioning these types of things opens me up at times to questioning what really is the pecking order of life? Spanning not only sentient beings but including that and, more broadly, spread across the spectrum of all earth’s living, existing beings/things.


The Playlist Alternative 90s

Modified: August 31, 2019 at 11:27 am

I am a millennial, and, because of the time I grew up, these songs were on the radio during my formative years. I’m sure no matter which generation we are, we all reach the age where we hear things played that are no longer on the radio’s airwaves but, in memory, they were seemingly just being played yesterday all over the radio. This is one such collection of artists and their music: the playlist “Alternative 90s” (opens in a new tab), created by Spotify.



Stephen West’s Interview with Massimo Pigliucci on David Hume and Stoicism

Modified: August 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

Here, Stephen West interviews a current day philosopher about his views on David Hume.

In the podcast’s episode, stoicism is mentioned, which is of interest to me, personally, seeing as how I take an inventory of my motives, actions, thoughts, and reactions daily for my recovery program. Stoicism sounds similar to this and it may be how the older civilizations of humanity practiced such things, knowing the lifestyle in terms of being a ‘stoic,’ not necessarily in recovering from the disease of addiction but, also, in terms of being ‘ethically mindful’ in all areas of life (Pigliucci This attitude and lifestyle of stoicism, though, need not only apply to those suffering from addiction. Living as a stoic, in modern times, is possible for anyone. Stephen West’s interviewee, Massimo Pigliucci, mentions a website blog he runs with thoughts on this ( – opens in a new tab), which Pigliucci lets us know he will also turn into a book.