“…I criticize wilderness because I recognize in this, my own religion, contradictions that threaten to undermine and defeat some of its own most cherished truths and moral imperatives. I have not argued that we should abandon the wild as a way of naming the sacred in nature; I have merely argued that we should not celebrate wilderness in such a way that we prevent ourselves from recognizing and taking responsibility for the sacred in our everyday lives and landscapes.”
Nominally, the Tiny Ouroboros is about tiny, simple, and green living. In reality, it encompasses much more. Changing perceptions, unconventional lifestyles, frugality, minimalism, and my crazy ex-next door neighbor. Who really wasn’t all that crazy.
This is an opinionated blog written by a very opinionated person. That’s really all it is. Each post is just my opinion on a topic, occasionally backed/influenced by reason or facts or sometimes just complete bullshit. I’m not asking you to agree with me. In fact, I’d rather you not…at least not all the time. If you find yourself disagreeing, by all means, comment. Comment nesting ends after the third because this is not a damn forum. If you really want to argue or discuss something with me, contact me via email.
Above all else, I write this blog to think and to get others to think. And sometimes others say things that get me to think some more. And this is excellent.
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The Tiny Ouroboros updates every Monday and Saturday. More or less. If I don’t feel like posting or my friend called and said “It’s my birthday, let’s go get a beer,” I may just not post that day. I’m only human, and you do not write my paychecks.
What’s an ouroboros?/Why “The Tiny Ouroboros?”
ouroboros. n. a circular symbol of a snake or dragon devouring its tail, standing for infinity or wholeness…
The ouroboros is symbolic of this planet and all the life on it. The tiny part is a reference to the fact that I believe tiny living is central to becoming a truly sustainable society. And, for some reason I cannot explain, I love ouroboroses and ouroboros imagery, be it of snakes or dogs or anything else, really.
Who is Fox?
I’m an animistic pantheistic ancestor-worshiping roaming green party sympathizing asexual genderqueer angry and sometimes homicidal chick occasionally mistaken for a dude. Not that I really care. I’m not a furry, but I do depict myself as various animals. I draw, cook, write, craft, and make julienne fries. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Biology but work for near minimum wage at a blue-collar job. No, I don’t require much to survive, and neither do you. I live in a 500(ish) sq ft apartment with a roommate and two cats. I own a car and a bicycle, but if it was up to me I’d walk everywhere barefoot.