How Personal Technology is Obsoleting Public Policing

Perhaps it's just me, but I think this is very cool… This is the weekly crime report...

On the Gillette Ad Controversy

To me, it's really quite simple: where we spend our limited time, attention, and energy is much more important than where...

The Need to Re-establish an Appropriate Degree of Disconnectedness

A recent thought: The advent of the Internet, cell phone networks, social media, and the prevalence of cameras & video cameras everywhere...

How Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Weight Gain, Instead of Weight Loss

NOTE: I had originally included Stevia along with artificial sweeteners in raising insulin levels without the corresponding rise in glucose levels, based...

Introverts vs. Extraverts

I often find myself explaining to others the true meaning of introversion and extraversion, due to the common misconception that introverts...

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Somebody posted the following quote on Facebook the other day, and I thought it worth sharing: "You need to learn how to...

The Relegation of Men in Modern Society

I recently came across an article on MSN which discussed "men's pie clubs" which have arisen in England to help men cope...

Making The Impossible Possible

Mick Ebeling's dream has always been to use storytelling and technology to help as many people as possible. (Visit his website:...

Can You Use Bitcoin to Pay for Travel?

The following article was originally published by Million Mile Secrets, and is republished here with permission. You can read the original...

Make Today Day One

Imagine a day, long ago, when a young, timid, scared Michael Jordan ventured out onto a basketball court for the very...

Toward Autarchy: The Subjective Approach to Interacting with Others

This morning, there was some opinionated mudslinging going on between various libertarians/anarchists in my Facebook network, which compelled me to write...

The Solution to State/Crony Control & Censorship of Social Media

These days, many people don't seem to understand that rights trump preferences. Rights are based on the understanding and recognition of, and...

How Lists Help the Present Me Manage the Future Me

In his books, and on his blog, and in various podcasts, Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) regularly mentions his use of...

A Quick Word About Giving, and Forgiving

True giving, and/or forgiving—from Spirit—must be unconditional. We cannot forgive in expectation of apology, or of modification in behavior or attitude; and we...

Negotiating With Yourself

One of the really valuable things I've learned in recent years is to negotiate with others, in order to get what...

My Recent Experience with Grain Consumption and its Suspected Link to Fibromyalgia

The following article began as a Facebook post conveying an experience I had recently upon re-introducting grains into my diet for...

Grains: A Link To Autoimmune Disease?

For the past couple-three years, I've cut my intake of wheat way back, keying on the simple carbs, or high-glycemic carbs,...

Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental & Social Factors

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: addiction is not a disease.  Aside from the growing body of scientific...

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Addiction

The video below—entitled Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong—isn't bad, but it only covers two facets of addiction—physical addiction...

My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...