Alison Leigh Lilly

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The Mole Problem: Why Good Animists Make Good Neighbors


How did we come to believe that being mature and responsible means loving only the right things, in the proper order?

When a friend visited our new home for the first time recently, he observed, “Looks like you’ve got a mole problem.”

“We’ve got a mole,” I said, “I don’t know if that’s a problem!”

That’s how this post began, rather innocently, although it quickly veered into controversial territory. Or perhaps it started there already. I guess it all depends on how you feel about moles… Read more…

This post originally appeared on Holy Wild, at

One comment on “The Mole Problem: Why Good Animists Make Good Neighbors

  1. Leeby Geeby
    August 22, 2015

    A very heartfelt piece. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Tis true, we are but hairless apes. And to call a human an “animal” for bad behavior, is an insult to animals!


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