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BP Morton
Terre Haute, IN
Genderqueer housewife, volunteer trans crisis line operator, ex-academic, parent, blogger, twee weirdo
Interests: Role-Playing Games, Gender Identity, Ineffability, Poetry, Fitness, Cooking, Skepticism, Webcomics, Local Food Systems, Non-classical logics, Mysticism, Blogging, Nerdery, Escapism
Recent Activity
By BP Morton It's hard to write well about being white. White folks, including me often don't like to think much about being white, and people of color are annoyed at how much less perceptive we are about our own situation. Pshaw, you didn't realize that decades ago? But I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By BP Morton Both in the Celtic and in the Catholic traditions the end of October and beginning of November is a time to celebrate the honored dead and the beloved dead, and this has morphed over time into American Halloween customs. In Catholicism, this manifests as All Saint's Eve,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By BP Morton I spent a good chunk of the morning arguing this case (on facebook). I often find myself trying to teach people basic etiquette these days. Heck, now that I think of it I've been to several classes and discussion on etiquette in the last couple years. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
What should a Christian think about transgender people? (Like Rev. Cindi Knox, the UCC minister and transwoman pictured to the right) Why? What kind of Biblical support can one find for various positions, or which Bible stories might shed light on the lives of transgender people? Perhaps you're a minister... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
So I recently read an article by a porn actress and writer named Stoya (right) on the pitfalls of heteronormativity, and it echoed a point that I've heard from several queer friends, and that my wife and I have often talked about as we've been moving away from heteronormativity, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
So I just got back from Taize prayer, where the topic this month was acceptance/serenity. [Well, when I wrote this, I waited a few days to publish]. I spent much of the time meditating on “The Serenity Prayer.” If you've never seen it it goes more or less like this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
So several months ago I had several discussions about the acceptability, or otherwise, of having cis actors in trans roles, with a variety of people, cis, trans, and in-between, culminating in me making a drunken promise to write a post on the topic. And I tried. And I sobered up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
Day before yesterday I got dragged into a debate that, apparently, has raged off and on in odd pockets of the internet for years: Is Bugs Bunny transgender? When I first jumped down this, er, rabbit hole, I didn't understand the stakes or why people care. But I think it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By B.P. Morton [The sun came up with no conclusions ...] Skepticism is typically associated with epistemological concerns. Humans seem to have limits. These limits seem to effect what we can legitimately know. Ergo there are things we cannot know with as much certainty or justification as we might like.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By B.P. Morton I was assigned human at birth. My parents were both pretty human at the time. I've coded as human to most people who meet for most of my life. Nonetheless I'm not particularly convinced that I count as human these days. Maybe, maybe not. Part of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
Hello, welcome to week 2 of the Posthuman Life reading group. I'm BP Morton and I'll be hosting this week. Click here for the 1st week's discussions Click here for the readings This week we'll be thinking about, and those of us who are still human-like enough to be interested... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
So Friday, after the Supreme Court decision upholding marriage equality regardless of the genders involved, (the ruling was even broader than just applying to gay marriage, or same sex marriage, for a number of reasons), my Jewish friend Michael decided to come out publicly as genderqueer, and said “Today needs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By BP Morton So today my media experience has been full of people attacking someone named Rachel Dolezal. Such as here, and here, and here, and here. And especially talking about her case is nothing at all like that of trans people. Such as here and here. And attacking her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By BP Morton I understand the function of ontology to be to provide us with ways of talking about being, especially ones that help us build and compare accounts of being. I've recently begun reading Graham Harman's Tool-Being in an effort to explore this whole Object Oriented Philosophy (OOP) thing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
By BP Morton Last weekend, our family did Spring Cleaning Round Two (after sorta doing it and sorta flubbing it in March). When I cleaned out the fridge, I made the mistake of putting some of the failed homemade kim chee down the garbage disposal instead of into the compost.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
by BP Morton “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?” At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?” At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?” ~ Rumi (at least as quoted by Elephant Journal "Spiritual Snobbery: The... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Philosophical Percolations
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