Re-reading a lengthy interview on why innocent people confess to crimes they didnt commit, how they are coerced, how it all works, etc.. [The Sun magazine, July 2017] I recall reading that the recent decades’ declines in crime, especially violent crime, is sharply correlated to the elimination of lead paint & pipes. The ignorance of […]
The world is filled with ideas. Actually, it isnt filled with ideas, its MADE OF ideas. Actually its not made of ideas, its both made of & filled with The Ideas. Likewise, your consciousness , being part of the world, is both made of & filled with The Ideas. Sometimes they arrive seemingly wholecloth from nowhere, but you do not need those types of ideas to begin […]
Was surfing Wikipedia yesterday, and found that Science! says that among non-drug treatments for anxiety studied (a meta-analysis), they generally showed efficacy of similar magnitude, with one exception: Transcendental Meditation (TM) had outsized efficacy in reducing anxiety. (Wikipedia: Anxiolytic) Comparisons included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EEG Biofeedback. I scanned the TM article and it appears to be […]
It is much easier to spot the good in people once they are out of office.
Consider the phrase “the Raven of Stars begins xyr dance” which is what I was writing (for the Discordian Postcard Conspiracy) the first time I decided I required a multiple genderless possessive. In my case, I wanted to specify that despite being a ‘the’ the Raven of Stars was not-singular yet not-separated entities, and also that […]
It is very true. To cut down, just 5 more minutes, just finding one more thing to do, before smoking, is the way to win. I would not recommend cutting down as a quitting strategy, but it is worth doing in its own right. I understand people who smoke in the house have much higher […]
Flip and shuffle tasty treats Slap together errant causes* Tweak and tie loose threads of thoughts Static and surge overloaded lines Misguess and gobsmack the waiting crowds Seize on a word for nebulous operands Placeholder text stuffed with bible parodies * when typo/autocorrect is better; it had said ‘clauses’