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Sympathy for the Terrorist: Some Thoughts on Mark Conditt

Spare me the crocodile tears for poor, misunderstood Mark Conditt, who decided the right way to deal with his issues was to murder people better than he was with bombs, and who took the easy way out when the bill for his actions came due. Continue reading

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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

An Open Letter to Don’t-Be-That-Guy Guy

Don’t be that guy. If you are that guy, stop. If you know that guy, tell him to stop or cut him out of your world. If you see that guy being that guy, call him out. 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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