Category Archives: better thinking

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Polyphasic Cities: The Bedroom Exodus

I have to say, I think my single favorite thing about polyphasic sleep…is the people I've met because of it.  I won't try to list them all, becase I'd miss some that I talk to less frequently or recently and then feel … Continue reading

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Buddha teaches the Internet: How to correct someone and not be an asshole

Questions I must answer before speaking up / correcting someone: 1. Do I thoroughly practice what I’m about to preach? 2. Do I even preach what I’m about to preach? 3. Am I speaking up because I really want to … Continue reading

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Sometimes all you can do is draw a line around the blank space

When I hit a block and find myself staring at a million things to do or think or figure out, sometimes it helps to just try and encapsulate the things I can't do in some meaningful category.  Then, if they sit there … Continue reading

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The good news is, we’re all gonna die

::cue Whitey Ford:: Nothing makes you appreciate your financial mortality like a wade through the waters of your health-insurance benefits. Ironically, this is doubly true because these are the best benefits I've ever had, and I'm currently making some of … Continue reading

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Light Exercise FTW

This post by almost-polyphaser Marco Calvo Cruz (I know, somebody won the name lottery, right?) has a bit of information in it that I feel kind of Duh for having never focused on before (at least, I don’t think I … Continue reading

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One million one

There are a million things I could be writing instead, but today I had to remind every facet of myself that judgment is bullshit.  Every measuring-device we invent and hold up to ourselves is wildly flawed, and every decision we … Continue reading

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Give me back that word, you aren’t ready to use it yet: “Community”

There are some words I just want to yank away from people and put on a high shelf until they're big enough to know better. "Community" is one of them.  There've been some particularly egregious violations of this word in … Continue reading

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