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Dave Booda offers an unconventional and often controversial perspective on life, relationships and happiness. Each week he reads the essay that is also posted on his blog, boodaism.com.

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Dave Booda offers an unconventional and often controversial perspective on life, relationships and happiness. Each week he reads the essay that is also posted on his blog, boodaism.com.

    To My Overachieving Friends, Whom I Love Dearly [Poem]

    To My Overachieving Friends, Whom I Love Dearly [Poem]

    When all the websites have been built, When all the funding has been sought. When all the companies have been sold, When all the Teslas have been bought. When all the charities have been started, When all the employees have been hired. When all the dreams have been fulfilled, When all the people have been […]

    • 2 min
    Art Isn’t Dead, We Are

    Art Isn’t Dead, We Are

    I’ve come to know what I call the “millennial applause” and it’s creepy as hell. Aside from being a snarky blogger on the internet, I play music 3-4 nights a week at local bars and clubs and I’ve been doing it since college. Since my job is to engage the audience, I basically stand in […]

    • 11 min
    What It Means To “Leave Someone Better Than You Found Them”

    What It Means To “Leave Someone Better Than You Found Them”

    Leave the campsite better than you found it. That’s the “campsite” rule, coined by Dan Savage and practiced by responsible lovers everywhere. It’s a pledge to leave people in as good a state (physically and emotionally) as you found them. As someone who sleeps with a lot of people—often people who have less experience—I do […]

    • 7 min
    Everyone Believes in God

    Everyone Believes in God

    Last year I watched the moon pass in front of the sun, and the moment when the sky went dark, I became speechless. Like many people who came to watch the solar eclipse, I thought I knew what was going to happen. Pretty simple, right? The moon passes in front of the sun, and the […]

    • 8 min
    You Don’t Have Time for Art [Poem]

    You Don’t Have Time for Art [Poem]

    You don’t have time for art, But art has time for you. She’s like a friend who’s down For whatever you want to do. Art is not a contest There are no judges to be had, And all your feelings are welcome Be them happy, angry or sad. Your job is not perfection, We’re not […]

    • 2 min
    Loving All The Parts

    Loving All The Parts

    I’m a walking contradiction. On one hand I believe in self-expression and sharing your opinions, even when they make other people uncomfortable. That’s what Boodaism is all about. On the other hand, my heart breaks when something I say makes someone feel bad or limits our ability to feel close to each other. Even if […]

    • 4 min

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