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Compassionate Vegetarianism

New post at The AQ Blog! There were not enough egg puns #vegetarian #eggs “Compassionate Vegetarianism”

Pagoda at the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong that the Atheist Wife visited yesterday.

Pagoda at the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong that the Atheist Wife visited yesterday.

I think I’ve talked a few times about going vegetarian and why it’s a moral issue for me. More than once I’ve discussed why eating only cage free/free range eggs is important to me. Making the decision to eat ethically produced eggs was a big step for me in my practice of a complete and consistent life ethic.…

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The Internet of Thoughts

New post at The AQ Blog! I got a Fitbit BEFORE I considered the ramifications #fitbit #internetofthings”The Internet of Thoughts “


There’s a theory out there about the Internet of Things. You hear it talked about in reference to microchips in cars, phones, appliances, and so on and so forth. It’s the idea that inanimate objects connect to the internet through the wireless and computing abilities embedded inside them. So when you drive into your driveway and tough a button built in to your car to open your garage door, then…

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Things Change - Clutter

New post at The AQ Blog! Look, mom! I did it! #clutter “Things Change - Clutter”

shutterstock_111462035 Welcome to a new series on The AQ Blog!

I was talking to The Atheist Wife last night about how things have changed in my life over the last while and I’ve still been thinking about it today. Very often we get trapped in thinking of ourselves in terms of who were or what we were like in the past. For instance, someone who grew up being/being told they were a follower may actually be a leader in…

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Paradoxically Christ

New post at The AQ Blog! I may have been wrong #christianity #buddhism “Paradoxically Christ”


I finished The Art of Happiness yesterday. It had been a slow read for a few days, but I decided to step it up and really dig into it during my slow Tuesday. I spent about three hours finishing it and concentrating on what it was saying. Throughout, though, I had this nagging feeling that I had heard some of this before, that I was already familiar with what it was trying to teach me. I couldn’t…

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Once A Day Life Vitamin

New post at The AQ Blog! Just some sharing and enjoying a great #spring day in #Sydney “Once A Day Life Vitamin”

This is my beach. It is far more beautiful in person, honestly.

This is my beach. It is far more beautiful in person, honestly.

When I write these posts, I always try to find a theme for the day. Sometimes its fitness, or ethics, or even something stupid like mosquitoes. But in general I always want to have one nugget of wisdom gleaned from somewhere to focus on, to meditate on, an idea to carry with me through the day. What I write about is always what I’ve…

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What You Can Learn From Mosquitoes

New post at The AQ Blog! It’s summer in Oz! And that means #mozzies “What You Can Learn From Mosquitoes”


You know what Australians call mosquitoes? Mozzies. I think that’s a wonderful nickname for the little buggers. It just sounds irritating to me, like the buzz they have when they fly around – Mozzzzzzz-ZEEE.

Unfortunately, I have had plenty of time to consider that sound since moving to Oz. We live in an apartment a block away from the water of Botany Bay. Unlike the cold bay shores of my native…

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Why Should You Listen To Me?

New post at The AQ Blog! Should you be listening to me? Maybe? “Why Should You Listen To Me? “


I am a nobody in Australia who happens to blog a lot. Normally, I’m stunned almost to silence when anyone asks my opinion on anything (“Babe, what do you think about this couch?”). Yet increasingly there is evidence that people want my opinion and that there are people out there who listen to what I’m saying. So today I’m asking the question of you and of me: why should you listen to me?

I’ve Got…

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Will You Drink With Your Ancestors In Valhalla?

New post at The AQ Blog! Sometimes @theatheistwife brings me the nicest things #odin #satire “Will You Drink With Your Ancestors In Valhalla?”

Guys, I have so much I could blog about right now. I’m reading Beyond Religion by the Dalai Lama and it is blowing my mind. Australia has launched its biggest counter-terror operation inside the country, in the very city where I live, and it is concerning (there seems to be a lot of racial/religious profiling going into the thing). I worked out soooo much yesterday and it felt wonderful! I’m…

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Work Outs Work Out

New post at The AQ Blog! I am sore and a hypocrite. Great combination, guys! #fitness #religion “Work Outs Work Out”


A little more than 2 weeks ago, I was working out every day. I had more energy, I was more positive, I slept better – then in-laws and a bout of the flu stopped me dead in my tracks. Then I ran out of my meds. So for two weeks, I was sick mentally and physically. Now, I’m back on track.

And It Hurts

I am literally so sore. My legs always get sore, but my upper body has decided to get sore this…

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Cleaning House With Depression

New post at The AQ Blog! Doing some #springcleaning today and talking about #depression Cleaning House With Depression


Your blogger in her natural habitat

Today I am cleaning my house and doing laundry. That doesn’t sound like much, does it? I mean, how hard can it be to clean your house? Especially when there’s only two people living in a one bedroom apartment. And two cats. It’s no big deal, right?

The Inevitable Explanation of Why That Assumption is Wrong

I have depression. I am medicated for it. It’s not…

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