What’s My Line, Again?

The other week I went to a screening of The Dating Project, a new documentary about the current state of dating culture. The documentary seems to have sprung from the mind of Boston College philosophy fellow Kerry Cronin, who for over ten years has given her students an assignment to actually ask someone out on a date, giving them very clear guidelines on how to do so: do it in person, make an actual plan for the date that does…

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Thoughts on Spring Fashion and Body Image

It seems that spring might finally be here to stay in the Carolinas, despite a few little cold snaps. My yard has been in bloom for a few weeks now, the trees are finally starting to leaf out, and when I had my windows open the other day there was actually a warm breeze blowing through. I realize that, living in the south, I don’t have a lot of room to complain about the winter. However, it certainly feels good…

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Breaking up with Social Media

I recently decided to break up with social media. Okay, so it was really just Facebook that I broke up with (for now). I’ve been wanting to delete my Facebook account for years, and I’ve taken the occasional hiatus from it here and there, but I always managed to convince myself that I still needed to keep it for one reason or another. For example, there are a lot of people that I have only stayed in contact with over…

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Lent and a Philosophy of Food

This year for Lent, I decided to focus on my relationship with food. At first glance, this might seem a little superficial and unrelated to anything spiritual. But the truth is, in our increasingly secular society, food has become somewhat of a religion unto itself; a little idol that we set up and worship and sacrifice to. It can feed into the sins not only of gluttony, but also pride and vanity and a host of other “little” sins. And…

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