Category Archives: better thinking

Attention is everything. Onward and upward!


America is NOT white. America is also not male. America is not middle-class.  America definitely does not wear a suit. America is a little loopy.  America has had to take medicine before, and will probably need to again.  America is smart, … Continue reading

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An EXCELLENT post about ANOTHER long-term polyphasic sleeper’s experience

I'M SO EXCITED!! I get messages all the time redirecting my attention to terrible articles about people who irresponsibly sort-of-try polyphasic sleep, don't keep to a schedule, fail to adapt, get terribly sleep-deprived (and then half the time, blame me or polyphasic … Continue reading

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I’m a feminist and I do NOT feel “safe” in all-female spaces

…Actually, I said that too gently (wow, never happens, right?) — I feel downright unsafe in all-female spaces, ALL OF THEM. I feel unsafe in all-female spaces for two reasons, which I'm gonna be super, SUPER clear about right here, up front, … Continue reading

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Time to refresh the paint on ye olde “THIS IS SEGREGATION” sign again

Aw, man.  It's that time of year again — that festive semi-annual holiday where I get to be stared at like my favorite accessory is a tinfoil hat.  But history will bear me up:  You may think it's weird that … Continue reading

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Hedging Gods: “I’m a Christian, but I’m also a [Buddhist, Taoist, Agnostic, etc]!”

I saw this again today, in a comment on a Taoist forum:  "I'm a Christian, but I'm also a Taoist!  Some people may see a conflict in that, but it works for me!" Well duh it works for you, homie.  You're a member of … Continue reading

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Three fun vocab terms from the edge of reality

I've learned three really cool new phrases lately, in my studies of the nature of void! (shut up, we've all got hobbies) 1.  Spacetime foam:  The term for what space and time look like on a quantum (teeeeeeeeny) level, such … Continue reading

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It’s time to let that addiction to self-improvement run wild

Today is a big day, yet, other than this post, it will receive no fanfare.  Today I'm going to break an addiction.   I'm not going to say what the addiction "is to", because what I want to put down … Continue reading

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test-driving taoism, online bullying edition

This week, I did a thing *in the manner that my kungfu / philosophy training would have me do it*, even though that was really backwards from how I normally would act, and how I fairly desperately wanted to act. … Continue reading

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Happiness is an empty space

That's it — it just hit me, walking home.  What happiness is, and why it's so hard for almost everyone to find it, but almost indestructible in the people who do find it. Happiness is not a thing — nor a feeling. … Continue reading

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I’ll stim with you

I saw myself in the subway today.  Twenty-five or so and Asian and wearing lipstick, but otherwise, me. She was stimming like crazy. People seemed to both avoid and ignore her, giving her twice the personal space of anyone else, … Continue reading

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