Thank you for finding your way to Meaning-ism.

I’ve started this blog to synthesize my intellectual and professional interests and  hone my writing skills. All photos used on this blog are free stock photos or otherwise legal.

I’m majoring in advertising and journalism with a minor in Public Praxis.   My interest in advertising is cause-related marketing, non-profit work, and creative, offbeat, and effective media planning.

Academically and journalistically, I want to write about world religions and spirituality, as well as how those intersect with culture, daily life, and social issues–the individual and the community’s search for meaning, purpose, strength, and inspiration.

As the Race and Religion beat writer for my college’s paper, I have written about how members of the Marist College community celebrate Ramadan, the Dalai Lama’s analysis of America, community service at the college level, and the escapades of a Holocaust escapee. Read some of my published articles  from my index on Twitter.

Religion fascinates me; it is so pervasive. This compulsion for order, purpose, and meaning that drove our ancestors to create complex mythologies to explain natural phenomena still drives us today. Religious themes touch and inform philosophy, literature, pop culture. Our place on the spectrum of belief shapes our worldview and our actions.

Religion is an affirming and inspiring for awe-inspiring good–and yet, religion has influenced some of the horrors of history and present.

You know this.

I know this.

Let’s talk about it.

–Gail Goldsmith

PS-I’ve been blogging for awhile now, so I’m noticing some biases…and you probably are too! Call me out on them in the comments, but it will be hard to break my habit of featuring NYT stories.


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