~Cori Schumacher: State of Flux~

Monthly Archive: December 2011

Thursday

29

December 2011

5

COMMENTS

Healing the Heart of Democracy: The John Woolman Story

Written by , Posted in Politics

I just received a couple of books I had ordered and among them was Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. I read this bit just now and really enjoyed it. I thought I’d share it. The book so far is both sweet […]

Wednesday

28

December 2011

4

COMMENTS

Ridiculum, and a Tangent

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Surfing

street ufo (anonymous artist)

“An inability to translate one’s supposed values across situations is an indicator that what one touts as a value may be a thinly veiled marketing ploy for self-promotion.” Reminiscent of whitewashing, green washing, eco-washing, and cause-washing are various ways corporations and individuals enshroud themselves within a halo of benevolence in order to project an air […]

Tuesday

27

December 2011

0

COMMENTS

Newest! Sponsored! Imagined bliss

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Politics, Surfing, Writing

alienation-ioana-harjoghe-ciubucciu

“Separation is the alpha and omega of spectacle (Debord, 1967).” The first, most important single element to grasp about today’s state of affairs, the reality we are currently entrenched in, is the ubiquity of alienation, that is, separation from our food, others, and ourselves: the subject-object duality. The second essential idea to grasp, is that […]

Thursday

22

December 2011

2

COMMENTS

a mutiny of thoughts

Written by , Posted in Politics, Surfing, Uncategorized

I’ve been taking my 6’0″ out the past couple of mornings. I enjoy the feeling of quick, sharp turns, lip-snaps and the weight/unweight a shortboard offers when the waves have push and a certain steepness to them. I really like messing with my body, confusing my muscles out of their usual neuronal firings in order […]

Saturday

17

December 2011

1

COMMENTS

Friday

16

December 2011

9

COMMENTS

“little hoss” and a call to action

Written by , Posted in Feminism, Surfing

Erica Hosseini-STAB Mag

Since writing “embracing their femininity”, I stumbled upon a photo feature of surfer Erica Hosseini in STAB Magazine’s Hard Cover Book, December 2011, that pushes Big Surfing’s fetishized “feminine” to it’s most hyper-sexualized yet. STAB ostensibly tries to get away with this image by using a play on Hosseini’s last name, a double entendre, a […]

Friday

16

December 2011

2

COMMENTS

in the company of men

Written by , Posted in Feminism, Writing

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“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road– Only wind-trails upon the sea.” -Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla […]

Thursday

15

December 2011

0

COMMENTS

objectification ate my empathy!

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, History, Politics, Surfing, Writing

Good-Men-to-Do-Nothing

A certain level of empathy is involved with revolutionary thought, innovation and social change. When being exposed to social, political and even economic disparities, brutality, inequity, oppression, etc., one of the key elements in motivating individuals to do something in order to better circumstances (for themselves as well as for others), is that there must […]