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Published Medium Articles

About Philip Siddons on Medium

The following articles have been published on Medium.com

The Healer’s Cloisonné

A fable about choosing a path with heart

It is the story about a young healer who is given additional powers to heal. She receives these additional powers through the gift of a Cloisonné, a magical orb, that a powerful magician gives to her.

Or Else,

A fable of when people get everything they want until they choose to pursue only what they need

The fable tells of a land where everyone gets whatever they want. Ultimately, they come to see there are better choices which, more positivly, empower their children and themselves.

Hubris and Holodecks ~
We need to terminate the virtual reality of the privileged

This compares the 2020 Republican National Convention to the 'anything goes' Star Trek Holodeck.

How to Place Photos in Medium Posts ~
11 Procedures to Help You Place Graphics in Your Story

This is a tip sheet for those, like me, who have struggled with photo and image placement in Medium.

The 4 Most Important Life Lessons for Children (With after their bed time reflections for adults)

These stories are what you want your children or grandchildren to know so that they will find happiness and integrity in their lives.

Footnotes in Medium

A visual how-to piece for creating footnotes when publishing on Medium.com

The Two Gifts

A feminist medieval tale about the choices in using power in relationships.

Have It Your Way

But it might not be what you want!

What if God was an attendant at Burger King and really let you have it your way

Sodom - Hold The "y"

How religious misinterpretations oppress the LGBTQ+ community

Merry-Go-Round

A story of forgiveness

The Statue That Haunts Santa Monica

How an entire community has begun to grapple with homelessness because of a statue

In Praise of Something Done Right

Finally, a story about a property manager that treats renters royally

Chemotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Positive news on how chemotherapy for MS is an OK experience

If I should die before I ‘wake

An oppresive children's prayer and how we can responsively prepare for our own brevity of life

Creaturs of Habit

Types of Multiple Sclerosis and Reflections on the Experience

Needful Thiongs

If we agree on the universality of human existential loneliness, what should we practically be doing with ourselves in our day-too-day lives?

Controlling Who Wo Gets To Use Your Email Address

This is about the terriffic technology enabling you to easily create disposible emails that are just as easy to eliminate if your senders spam you.

How Much Space Do You Need To Be Happy?

Personal space. How much do we really need? And how does that need relate to our happiness?

Psychographics, Facebook and the End of Your Privacy

Every politician and advertiser uses this kind of group demographic data to effectively influence their desired outcome.

United Express

A short parity of some of the absurdities of flying United Airlines

Noah & Margo

A creative rendition of the Noah's Ark Story

The Mystery of the Healer’s Cloisonné

A story of magic and healing on the occasion of my daughter's becomming a Physical Therapist

Worst Practices

Is a children's Christmas play an enactment of our crazzy modern life?

Receiving Useless Catalogues?

A practical online tool to get yourself off advertiser's mailing lists.

Aquarius, Please Bear With Us

Managing Hydration During Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy

Being Present in the Transitions

We prefer things around us to stay the way they are. We’re often ‘change-resistant.’ . . . But our lives are full of transitions. Everything changes.

Hierarchical Thinking and The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Where did we get the idea that some people have more worth than others? What affect will your existence had on people where you’ve been?

Holy Moments

A celebration of the special times I've spent with beaufiful seniors.

Pivotal Moments

However the new year unfolds for you, know that the future awaits you with fabulous promise.

Compassionate Presence

We remember a person’s character of caring and self-sacrificial love for others. What will endure will be the extent we are able to be truly present in the moment with others in such a way that we can fully accept and take them in a loving and unconditional way.

It’s a Wonder We Can Think at All

What caused us to disregard what had once been at the center of our values?

About Your Worry About Giving Your Children Enough Religion or Spirituality

Are wonder if we have given our children enough to spiritually make it. Your very existence, in all that you are and all that you teach to your children, your spouse and friends, is your gift.