A few weeks ago, I asked you to consider five hypothetical situations regarding relationships. Let’s review the first two.
Your loved one tells you the situation is hopeless. Life sucks. She is about to lose her job and become homeless and she doesn’t want to be a burden on you anymore.
How do... Read more
Yesterday, I had one of those peak experiences, you know, an Abraham Maslow special - transcendent, ecstatic, a sense of harmony with everything in the universe - and no, it wasn't mania.
This involved bringing my didgeridoo to a drum circle. You may recall, something similar happened to me about two months ago. (Check it out here.) Said... Read more
This piece has to do with critical thinking. Think of critical thinking as our built-in bullsh*t meter. Without it, we are prisoners of our own prejudices and emotions and are at the mercy of those who pander to them.
Consider these fairly recent headlines:
The Drugging of the American Boy (This appeared as a feature article... Read more
Maybe you’ve noticed your friends on Facebook posting these cryptic messages: “I’m Dumbledore” or “I’m Scarlett O’Hara” or the like.
On further reading, we discover that your friend has taken some kind of online quiz asking him or her to identify with a character in a particular movie or work... Read more
Several months ago, I began doing pieces based on Edge questions. Edge, which bills itself as an online salon, annually asks a provocative question of leading scientists and writers and the like. The answers are published as a series of books.
You can find my three previous bipolar takes to the following questions by... Read more