Author Archives: ethicsbeyondcompliance

About ethicsbeyondcompliance

I hold a PhD in medical humanities with an major emphasis in ethics. I began teaching college-level ethics in 2000.

Poetry and the Cross-Pollination of Artistic Platforms (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

When people see a spectacular dancer, They say, “Oh, that’s poetry in motion!” And then they might see a moving painting, And say, “That painting says it all—It’s like a poem!” And good musicians are just considered poets. I mean, … Continue reading

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Goat Man Tries to Save the World (#prose #poem #NaPoWriMo)

I used to hear stories around Houston of a Goat Man who would terrorize people from time to time. This Goat Man had a muscular body and big horns like the ones you see on a Dodge Ram truck commercial. … Continue reading

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On the Failed Attempt to Prevent Miscegenation in Polk County, Texas (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

“I don’t want you to be mean to nobody, now. When you go into town, you should wave And smile and say, ‘How y’all doing? Nice to see ya.’ Be nice and friendly And respectful and then be on your … Continue reading

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At Ease, Disease (#poem #napowrimo)

The day 19 NaPoWriMo prompt was to write an abecedarian poem. Not my favourite thing, but needs must. As Before, Chill Down Everyone. Forget Going Home. Indeed, Just Kindly Leave My Only Persistent Reddening Scars To Unleash Vaporous Waves, Xerotic … Continue reading

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High Peak Vegan Market – 4 May 2019

The next High Peak Vegan Market will be 4 May 2019 from 1 – 4 pm in New Mills, Derbyshire, in St. George’s Parish Hall, SK22 4NP. We will have food from Randy’s Vegan Tex-Mex, Shakahara Gujarati Goodness, Pepino Deli, … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Grieve for a Child (#poem #napowrimo)

They never changed that room. Dolls, teddy bears, trains, And transformers all hold space, Lock time in perpetual stasis. When death comes life stops. Family said they should pack Things away. It’s too hard To be reminded day after day … Continue reading

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On Bodily Autonomy and Geriatric Femininity (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

They never ask, the old ladies. They just hug, pinch, kiss and Cuddle at will. Babies are theirs, You know, and they do love them So much. I guess it isn’t their fault, No one ever told them they aren’t … Continue reading

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