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Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.— Mark Twain
Category Archives: psychology
I’m being told, by individual mouths as well as much of my culture, that I should be upset and/or ashamed that my body is, at age 38, no longer “perfect”. Well, it wasn’t perfect before. Or rather, if I looked … Continue reading
So one time this culture discovered that a readily-available plant had a really tasty component, and they began harvesting, and then cultivating and later, processing and refining and making all kinds of analogs and variations on the tasty stuff. Everyone … Continue reading
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
Here's a lovely poem that I had never heard before today: I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through – And when they … Continue reading
Both the single best TED talk I've ever seen, and one of the best *things* I've ever seen, period. I want to live in a world where everyone has watched this.
<strong>Depression itself is not a disease: It's a complex emotion</strong>, one that mostly-healthy people can go through due to a variety of factors. It's normal to be depressed for a day sometimes, or for longer in response to getting dumped … Continue reading
I've not been writing a lot here, lately, because so much of it would be about depression*, and I'm rarely proud of what I write about it when I'm in the middle of dealing with it. But definitely go read … Continue reading
World, I'm working my butt off at a tough new job, and recovering from an intense visit from family. I'm halfway through upgrading this site, editing my novella*, and yet another hilariously intense depression. My apologies for going radio silent … Continue reading
Crazy, so I'm an ENFJ now. I was an INTJ when I took it last, at least a decade ago; and I find the changes enlightening. My preferences for social extraversion and judgement over perception are fairly slight (22%), … Continue reading
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