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About The Whole ‘Sending Love and Healing Thoughts’ Thing

Now that senseless attacks like what happened in Toronto and Nashville are covered 24×7 by the click-happy media that never lets a good tragedy go to waste, the Twitterati and Instagramites have gotten into the habit of “sending love and healing thoughts” to people they’ve never even met. Sometimes entire[…] Read On

Welcome to the Dark Ages 2.0

The biggest problem with the current version of American society is that we’ve lost the ability to reason and be reasonable. We’re not just hopelessly divided; we make false claims by presenting limited data to make one-sided viewpoints sound truthful. We do it chronically and purposely. Why would otherwise intelligent[…] Read On

The Dying Art of Being Social

We are becoming less social. The implications for a society built on social behavior are troubling. Studies have shown that the more time we spend on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the less social we become. That’s ironic but hardly surprising. As relatively superficial online connections occupy more[…] Read On

Perception Is Reality

There’s a cricket in my house. It’s incredibly loud … and incredibly annoying. What’s strange is that I usually love the sound of crickets. It brings to mind tranquil summer nights and warm breezes that make me feel like all is right with the world. Just not when it’s echoing[…] Read On