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Why I Avoid Quaker Meeting: A Bipolar Man Explains

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Religion

Let this be written for those who come after and those who live now so that they may understand.

Selfies and Narcissism

Posted on August 12, 2014 in Appearance Morals & Ethics Photography Reflections

Notice how people with no clue of the personalities of the people who post selfies jump to the conclusion that they must be narcissists? Appreciation of the complexity of motives driving self portraiture lies beyond the capacity of their minds it seems. I, however, believe the problem is ignorance which fuels too hasty judgements. I […]

No Fire Like Greed

Posted on June 8, 2012 in Class Hatred Liberty Morals & Ethics Spirituality and Being

Greed and hate are not signs of freedom, but of slavery. Free yourself.

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Whines of 2012 — Updated 12/17/2012

Posted on April 24, 2012 in Anxiety Dentition Dogs Health OCD Spirituality and Being Whines

UPDATED: 9 September 2012 Let me count the ways the events of the past few months have screwed me. Note that there may will be additions as the weeks pass…so keep checking this article. It will be a mega-whine! First, my mother dies of a glioblastoma — brain cancer — the same disease that killed […]

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Thoughts on Models

Posted on October 9, 2011 in Morals & Ethics Photography Social Justice

Models need to understand that they are part of the creative process and photographers need to treat them as creative peers.

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What the Koch Brothers Can Do & Dare Not

Posted on April 28, 2011 in Morals & Ethics Scoundrels

The Koch Brothers are on the defensive with a bright new campaign describing all the charitable causes to which they are giving money. “How can you possibly say we are inhumane (even though we financed the Tea Party which is now out to destroy Medicare and Social Security along with collective bargaining and unions?)” You’re […]

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Relentless Self-Examination & the Loss of Genuineness

Posted on April 20, 2011 in Bipolar Disorder OCD Reflections Spirituality and Being Uncertainty

When they happen, I am a slave not to society, but to an odd sense of self.

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Rand, Anthem, and Genocide

Posted on April 15, 2011 in Morals & Ethics Reading Scoundrels Stigma

Just what did Rand want to do with all the people who didn’t measure up to her “heroic” ideal?

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Arguing with the God Within

Posted on April 9, 2011 in Agnosticism Depression Mania Myths & Mysticism

For the depressed and the anxious, the silence of God is a scream.

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Walking the Flat Track

Posted on April 3, 2011 in Mania Morals & Ethics Stigma

Guilt is the mainstay of some of us who struggle with bipolar disorder. I saw my mind disintegrate during the nineties.

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Nietzschean Christianity

Posted on March 20, 2011 in Hypocrites Morals & Ethics

Forms of American Christianity prove endlessly creative when it comes to combining affirmations of faith with worldly life. Consider, for example, the new fad of “pole dancing for Jesus“. The thing that makes this possible isn’t a biblical text (and never let it be [[The Letter of James]] which says that you shall be judged […]

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Science and Anti-Science on Depression

Posted on February 16, 2011 in Depression Thinking

Up to the podium they boldly walk and claim the Nobel Prize for themselves based on the same sort of reasoning that leads Creationists to dispute the Theory of Evolution. It amounts to “Science is not certain, so we have won the argument because we ~are~ certain.”

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