Jeffrey Baird

February 3, 2023

My Spiritual Path, So Far

Growing up, I always felt a deep connection to my Catholic faith and aspired to become a priest. I was enamored with the pageantry, ritual, and sense of community that Catholicism provided. However, as I delved deeper into my faith, I encountered some fundamental questions that weren’t adequately addressed. I sought answers from books ...
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May 3, 2022

The end of Roe vs Wade

I grew up in a very pro-life household. As I moved to the left, abortion was the last of my political beliefs to change. Even after I considered myself firmly pro-choice, I tried to reframe my position as trying to reduce the need for abortions by increasing the availability of LARPs, providing material assistance to expecting parents,...
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October 1, 2021

Abolish the Police?

What I Got Wrong About Police Abolition If you ask my mom, one thing that made me difficult to raise was my absolute refusal to do what I was told. I feel like I was born with an innate distaste for authority figures. My most consistent political belief has been, "fuck the police." Police abolition, therefore, fits my ideological insti...
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March 25, 2021

Sébastien Cousteau

For some people reading about other people's D&D characters is the most boring activity imaginable. If you are one of those people, please do not read any further. You have been warned 😜. One of my (guilty?) pleasures is getting the characters I play in tabletop games drawn by an artist. I see it as a way to both support an artist whos...
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March 5, 2021

No Self, No Problem

I spent years trying to understand what was wrong with my brain. Why, despite having a wonderful life, was I so miserable? I had a great job, great friends, a supportive family, and the best partner in the world. The only thing I wanted to change was me. And that made me miserable. When I spent time with therapists examining what I wan...
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