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The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.— Robert Louis Stevenson
- 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
Category Archives: no more forced pregnancies
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
So I keep running into these "involuntary celebate" guys online. This is a whole segment of the human western culture that's hyper-frustrated at not feeling able to get laid, and is yelling about it because they feel they're being treated … Continue reading
So here’s a song: As we go marching, marching, in the beauty of the day a million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill-lofts grey are blessed with all the radiance that the sudden sun discloses for the people hear us singing, … Continue reading
A big chunk of my life was taken up recently with a) feeling hurt because of some of the effects of gender segregation in my beloved only-team-sport of Underwater Hockey; b) venting about that hurt on FB, which to my … Continue reading
Humor hits a home run again — is it sick or wrong that in our (my) present society, the most insightful commentary is coming from places like The Daily Show and Cracked.com? Maybe. Today I don't care, because I … Continue reading
Women who fear being forced to marry abroad told to hide spoon in underwear | World news | The Guardian. Estimates are around 1,500 women in Britain alone, per YEAR are forced to marry, with around 1/3 of those being UNDER SIXTEEN … Continue reading
I'm so grateful to my father for teaching me to not only be polite, but to get more polite when confronted with rudeness. (Note: I do this much more consistently in person than in writing. When writing I love to inject … Continue reading
I loved a graphic I found recently which showed a pink and a blue version of kids' toys, and had text something like this: "Do you work it with your genitals? Y/N If Y, it is not for kids. If … Continue reading
Here is the best argument, maybe the only one needed, to support the birth of every possible child, wanted or not, no matter how horribly conceived or damaged or unprivileged: Every single one of those human lives could turn out … Continue reading
Luke McKinney's new article — a follow-up to his infamous piece on "straight white male" being sexuality's lowest difficulty setting (you may remember John Scalzi's still-famous article expanding that idea) — on 5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad … Continue reading