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Category Archives: health


This post is about certain transitions in my life in this, the summer of 2019. The discussion starts with our firewood pile, and moves along a winding road through competence … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

#MeToo Perps and Serial Murderers

Dunno if that’s a clickbait title. But if so, let’s get it on! With the news of this week including “Down goes Moonves!” and “Don’t let door hit you on … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Insanity as an Adaptive Response

It is commonly understood that insanity is a maladaptive response for the insane individual. In other words, insanity is normatively a “bad” thing for any of us. But the truth … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

Chris Cornell: Retreads (Part 3)

This is the last in a three-part series of posts about Chris Cornell. The first post discusses the anomaly of Cornell’s suicide last week. The second addresses Cornell’s growth as a … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Cornell: Growth (Part 2)

This is the second post of a three-part series. The first discusses the surprise of Chris Cornell’s suicide last week. The next post presents my theory of the dynamic behind that … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chris Cornell: Anomaly (Part 1)

This is the first of three posts about Chris Cornell’s suicide last week. In this first one, I discuss the anomalous and shocking nature of this tragedy. In the second, … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

On Shaving

Last week, for the first time since I reached puberty in the late 1970s, I changed my primary method of shaving. Ever since I began shaving, I had been using … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Seventeen Again

Break from politics here … there will be endless subjects to chew on in that domain.  Today’s post is about the extraordinary yoga class I took at midday. Background: I started doing yoga … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Crazy Shooters

/tldr: “Crazy shooters” shoot their “own people”; militants, revolutionaries, and soldiers shoot “the other”. Long version: Last night, the live reports from the cops in Dallas were about multiple shooters. … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment



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