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Most people worry about their own bellies, and other people’s souls, when we all ought to worry about our own souls and other people’s bellies.— Israel Salanter
- Highlights from “Self Reliance”
- 1. go out 2. go in 3. prophet
- Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Napping
- The Five Higher Laws
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 1)
- What’s so Dumb about Self-Help?
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 2)
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 3)
- God is Totally Naked
- The Problems with Farming Detroit
- Taking & Letting Go
- Logic vs. Depression: FIGHT!
- We Are Humanity (a Shaolin Prayer)
- Something Shakespeare Forgot
- Not Why I Hate Religion
- Stuck Embodied: Lessons in Exercise
- Buddha teaches the Internet: How to correct someone and not be an asshole
- How to Not Go Crazy
- Synthesis & Time Travel Advice
- This Is A Dark Age
- Art vs Liking It
- Religion & the Bechdel Test
- A Path that Diverges Eight Ways
- A Roundup of the Best Writing Advice
- Execute the cold virus(es)!
- You too can be an asshole
Author Archives: puredoxyk
Today I realized that part of my problem with saying (/publishing) things may be that I have so much to say. I have so much to say that, consistently, I either can't start or can't finish. I craft some sentences, … Continue reading
I've been writing SO much poetry lately! And to the extent that to offer it is a gift (rather than a curse — which is amusing, considering the gift-or-curse nature of this one), you all infinitely deserve to have one. … Continue reading
Dear expensive private prisons, how about we take away the drug addicts BUT we give you millions of previously-unprosecuted sex-offenders?
Yes yes, the title is a bad joke. I'm in a bad-joke mood right now, and I've written this post six times and am officially giving up and posting it, because ugh. This is about a simple truth: Right answers … Continue reading
Polyphasic Sleep (This info used to be on the front page; moving it over here to clean up a bit and make room for more stuff! :)) I've been polyphasic for many years now, and back in 2001, I was … Continue reading
What's the most common "outraged, slung-in-the-heat-of-an-argument" thing you get called? Answering this started out as a self-flagellation session, for me, but then turned into a stupidly valuable lesson. If you need a lesson, maybe give it a try. :) … Continue reading
Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at … Continue reading
Here's some dead useful knowledge I've accumulated, half-deliberately and without really realizing that's what I've been doing, but hey, useful! Basic Foods to Keep You Alive AND Healthy (When sick, when poor, when in an apocalypse, etc.) 1. Congee. Cook … Continue reading
Wittgenstein's awesome quote, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" is a really great example of the kind of tortured verbing that makes formal philosophy so damn hard to read for most people. It should be noted, too, … Continue reading
A recentlyish-previous tech job hired me for a management position because, as they told me, their computerized test labeled me as "100% assertive". I giggled, even though I had serious reservations about a company that uses computerized tests to get … Continue reading
Any three exercises, three sets to failure. My goal with the Bloody Nine (or B9 as my friend now has me calling it) was to inculcate a basic, progressive / training-level fitness routine that could fit into any day, no … Continue reading