Environmental Crime

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 […]

‘Pickpockets’ {a syntax mashering}

“% ‘$theSidewaysScrew’ = %” The YouTube ad said something like \\ “They gave out free tickets to psychiatric institutions” I clicked over to the tab, & It said the ‘truth’ logo (A US anti-smoking campqign targetered at teens/YA) But I tried to replay it, But could not; You cannot replay ads on YT. So and […]

Urban Archaeology, Photos, Mantra Meditation

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 […]

Photos + One blueprint on quitting smoking

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 […]

Organizing Principles

Cut Out, Throw Away, Reduce, Simplify, Reuse, Keep Clean All along the angels watch us, ever silently All along we take our tea with Demonoid, the Faeries, Lao Tzu Master of Ceremonies wants no part of your foolhardiness In each Time Replace symbols With acts > But note: Questions unspoken can plague you But those […]

version b {all night memetic freestyling riff}

< < seem to have lost some pieces and the html is all fucked up and I know there were a couple bits I was still wording out, and there was more formatting to do. But the fit of inspiration has ended. Oh well. We shall have to settle for imperfect > > — <{Meta}: […]