Depression, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Don’t Just Happen to ‘Them’

There’s a cycle that anyone who has a chronic problem with drugs, alcohol, anxiety or depression knows all-too-well: 1) emotional low, 2) self-medication, 3) bad decision-making, 4) hangover/daylight, 5) emotional low. Rinse and repeat. Strangely enough emotional highs result in essentially the same cycle. The problem is this: The cycle[…] Read On

Marvel’s Stan Lee Taught Us the Power of Being Human

I was a superhero junky growing up. I wasn’t partial to Marvel or DC Comics but there has always been a distinct difference between the two: Marvel’s writing was more personal, its characters more real. Accessible. Lovable. Hateable too. In a word, Marvel’s superheroes were more human. That was comic[…] Read On

Liberal Bias in Silicon Valley? The Hell You Say!

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.” – Captain Renault, Casablanca There’s simply no way that Facebook ousted Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey because he was pro-Trump, as the Wall Street Journal reported in a blockbuster story yesterday. Don’t be ridiculous. The social media giant would[…] Read On