My first thoughts while holding a physical copy of my newest book, Realtime Recovery, Relapse, Revolution:
1. Wow, it’s as thick and heavy as most academic textbooks I’ve had.
2. And it’s sexy. The colors didn’t print… Continue reading
I am aware that some of my views on various mind-expanding substances make some of my writing inaccessible to people with strong aversions to these notions that psychedelics and similar entheogens may have an important role in the future of … Continue reading
The following words were written from a deeply suicidal state of mind, at some point in late May or early June of 2017.
It was intended as a suicide note.
In a welcome twist of irony, ventilating all … Continue reading
It can be tricky to master the balance between standing up for your authentic truth and being sensitively compassionate towards those who do not embrace that truth.
It’s tricky for me, anyway. Mastering balance in general is a true ordeal.… Continue reading
I’ve been depressed for about a year and a half.
This is probably the longest I’ve been depressed without any kind of substantial period of reprieve.
And even if it isn’t the longest, this is the worst. Because I’m older, … Continue reading
I’m in a major period of reassessment.
I have a tendency to collect a wide variety of scattered ambitions until I’ve got too much on my plate and I end up paralyzed and not properly managing any of it.
This … Continue reading
I’m depressed, and I know why.
Or I’ve got theories, anyway.
My theories aren’t always exactly aligned with reality…
But sometimes with life and depression, coming up with a working theory and playing with the variables is the best that … Continue reading
I don’t care for beer…
Until I was 30 or so, I’d only had it a handful of times.
And every time, I didn’t understand why people seem to enjoy it.
Well, something rather odd happened in 2011…
I was … Continue reading
When I am certain I am right, and someone else is wrong on a given issue or view…
I can know that this is an opportunity to learn about the bigger picture.
Democrats and Republicans often look at their views … Continue reading