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Forced Desynchrony Recovery

I like how natural it feels to refer to the world forcing me to be monophasic as "forced desynchrony".  Like, yes, forcing vegetarians to eat burgers is not ok, and neither is forcing me to sleep on your shitty 8-hour … Continue reading

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Thoughts on using 4am

Some days, it seems, I do all the things that matter before about 7am. I stretch.  I put on a bouncy song and do silk-reeling, or just dancing, until my body feels fluid and warm.  Since I haven't slept longer … Continue reading

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Forced Desynchrony: not just for monophasers anymore

"Forced desynchrony," I've been told many times, "is considered torture" by many authoritative organizations.  Usually phrased as a warning against any mad-scientist tendencies I may have developed, any uncontrollable urge to inflict terrible sleep-dep on other people. Most people who … Continue reading

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No seriously, do not judge yourself (Editorial license and then some)

A few days ago I wrote this post, wherein I tried my hand at restating the classic Buddhist prescriptions for "right speech".   The shit I do with my free time.  :D One thing I was consciously doing was updating the … Continue reading

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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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