PROZAC diary

Lauren Slater has been on Prozac since it burst on the scene in 1988. PROZAC diary (1998) is her book recounting the first ten years of the drug and how it affected and saved her life. That's not an exaggeration. She was twenty-five and suffering debilitating OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Slater had been hospitalized five times beginning … Continue reading PROZAC diary

Election 2020: The Campaign Begins

I am a lonely visitor, I came too late to cause a stir, but I campaigned all my life toward that goal.    Neil Young, 1969. "Campaigner" The 2020 campaign for POTUS began yesterday, at the summer solstice, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. President Donald J. Trump held an indoor, public rally, against the wishes and guidance … Continue reading Election 2020: The Campaign Begins

The Delay Of Gratification Paradox

The delay of gratification paradox is, ultimately, about survival. Or, the self versus the other. Or, pleasure versus pain. OZARK is a Netflix original series I binged watched this weekend. Because I was alone, and (more likely) bored? Calling Dr. Hannon? In the pilot, S1E1, Marty Byrde, states: "... because you've resolved to work and … Continue reading The Delay Of Gratification Paradox

Infinite jest: Impeachment and the Democrat Campaign

Infinite jest: impeachment and the Democrat campaign references the folly I witnessed last week. Specifically the fifth Democrat debate and the impeachment inquiry hearing. Because both events were seemingly never ending and laughable. Yet the participants were grim, dour, and angry. Nevertheless, I was smiling underneath. Most importantly what I witnessed indicates that come next … Continue reading Infinite jest: Impeachment and the Democrat Campaign

Independent thinking

Independent thinking - if you ask people, most would probably say that that is something they mostly do; but that's likely not the case. How can I say that? Where's the evidence? Well that's the trouble with self reports, polling, even psychological testing. Independent thinking is something one can only surmise by observing and recording … Continue reading Independent thinking

Thinking of drinking, part II

My History Briefly, some personal history with regard to me and my relationship with drinking. It wasn't my idea, my parents were only social drinkers, not even everyday drinkers - it was my next-door neighbor and friend's idea (shout out to Joey D). It was right about the time of President Kennedy's assassination, 1963, and … Continue reading Thinking of drinking, part II