A Study on a Confucius Aphorism

15 April 2015Confucius said, “Lead the people with governmental measures, and regulate them by law and punishment, and they will avoid wrong-doing but will have no sense of honour and shame. Lead them with virtue and regulate them through the rules of propriety, and they will have a sense of shame, and moreover set themselves…More

Freedom, A Concept With No Definite Definition

23 March 2015Freedom, a word that means so much, to so many people. People fight for it, they live for it, and they die for it. But what is freedom? What does it mean? And is it truly possible to have it? For individual people and cultures, it can mean something completely different, making the…More

Saving Society With Anarcho-Communism

January 23rd, 2015 Many of society’s problems today can be solved by an anarcho-communist society. Many capitalist countries claim that they and their systems are the best in the world, yet look at all of the poor, and even more than that look at all of the horrible slave-like conditions their economies create in other…More

The Catholic Worker Movement and Anarcho-Communism

January 14th, 2015There is great joy and satisfaction in volunteering one’s life to assisting others. In doing so I have found a fulfillment and serenity which I never could have imagined. Several years ago I became aware of the works of Dorothy Day, an amazing woman who lived her life helping others. She was an…More

Gothic Cuisine – Culinary Trinity

By Jack Danya Kemplin on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM As a culinary term, trinity refers to three cornerstone ingredients of a particular national cuisine, a trio of specific ingredients combined together to become essentially flavour bases. This is often created by sautéing a combination of any three (or at least, the primary…More

Yule

Yule has long been a Gothic holiday dating back to the original Germanic Goths, it marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, which normally falls on December 21st. The tradition of the Yule Log comes from the original Germanic Goths. A traditional Yule log is a large and extremely hard log which…More

Christine Strawberry Banana Split

By Jack Danya Kemplin on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM “Christine the strawberry girl, Christine banana split lady” What Goth hasn’t danced to Siouxsie’ song about an insane girl? Like-wise what Goth hasn’t joked about making a Christine Strawberry Banana Split? Well now you will be able to deliver on that at your…More

Samana Feast

by Jack Danya Kemplin on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 at 02:27 Where I have lived since 1996, in Chino Valley Arizona, Halloween is not a very celebrated holiday. It could be for several reasons, the houses being spaced so far apart, the highly evangelical Christian demography  which considers the secular holiday to be the work of…More