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Fuck Depression

As we mourn another dead celebrity, another had-it-all suicide, another loved one or friend or friend of a friend, let’s not just be kind. Let’s resolve to build a world that makes people happy. Continue reading

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So It’s Come to This

How have we reached the point where school shootings are such a part of the fabric of our national life that someone decided it was better to start preparing children for the worst than to try and preserve their innocence awhile longer, and provide an environment where what’s best in them might flower and grow? Continue reading

What If the Problem’s Not You?

What if your depression and anxiety are perfectly rational responses to a toxic environment? Continue reading

My Problem with American Christmas

American Christmas is about being rewarded with material wealth in return for obedience to authority, as monitored by a ubiquitous and invisible judge who not only watches you sleep but will ding you for even expressing dissatisfaction. Continue reading

Why I Quit Watching Porn

I’m one of those people destined (or doomed, take your pick) to live mostly inside my head. And given my tendency to compulsion, my psyche is really good at laying tracks for the engines of my desire to run along. Every time I watched porn, another spike was driven, another tie cinched into place. Another length of track got laid down, training my brain that this was the way to Ejaculation Town. Continue reading

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