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What is it like to undergo depression? How does it feel …

Here is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote about this (which was actually about Aaron Swartz’s suicide). Thought I’d share it here too, just in case it helps anyone. Some of it is a bit off-topic, my apologies. ______________________________________________________________ Like everyone else, I’m very sad to hear about the suicide of Aaron Swartz,…

Secret Base Reviews: Amoebic Dysentery

Secret Base Reviews: Amoebic Dysentery

Amoebic dysentery sucks. I don’t think it sucks more than any other kind of dysentery, because all dysentery is bad, but amoebic dysentery is the flavor I have experience with, so it’s what I’m going to talk about. I don’t know for sure how I picked it up, but I have my suspicions. It was…

Can you cope with persistent pain?

I have a condition that is rated as one of the highest on the McGill index for pain above childbirth, amputation, and cancer pain. I could write a book on this, I’m sure. I’ll try to keep it somewhat simple for times sake and cover a few of the more universal points. I think its…

How Big Money Is Dividing American Catholicism

How Big Money Is Dividing American Catholicism

“This is what they have done,” Robert Busch writes with weary outrage as he forwards me a photograph of a group of nuns, one of them wearing a “Stop the Steal” button, cheerfully joining President Trump’s January 6 rally in Washington, D.C. Busch, who lives in Redwood City, California, recently formed a study group on…

The Dark Side of Bill Gates’s Environment Techno-Optimism

The Dark Side of Bill Gates’s Environment Techno-Optimism

“No” is probably not a word the world’s second-richest man is all that accustomed to hearing. Bill Gates, one might imagine, exists in a world of near-limitless possibility. When he throws money at things, they often happen: from an elaborate meal prepared by personal chefs to a revolution in personal computing. Why should the climate…

What are ‘business benefits’?

They don’t get the point. They don’t see the reason to do it. Believe you me, all activities in the universe are triggered by energy. Energy is ignited by a thought, which comes from the MIND. The more intense the energy, the bigger the activity. Thoughts are powerful because they become ‘things’. For someone to…