Category: Psychology

Thoughts on Depression

I offer some suggestions on dealing with the blues. An offering called forth by the disheartening rate of suicides we’re seeing during the Coronavirus lockdown. Enjoy this post? Consider helping cover web hosting costs, and legitimizing my carpal tunnel by donating to my Paypal. 

Lockdown Suicides, Failed Rent Payments, and Economic Doom

The economy does not have an off switch. I review this and many other excellent observations from the following article: https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-lockdown-has-turned-america-into-a-despotic-cash-strapped-basket-case/ Note: My chipper demeanor has everything to do with having a great day filled with beer and food. I absolutely take this situation…

Catchup Vlog – Millennial Well Poisoning, Workplace Woes, and Russia Derangement Syndrome

Been a bit since I uploaded so I thought I’d keep the pace going by talking about some issues that affect Millenials and the ever virulent Russia Derangement Syndrome. DFF – TealSwan – Just for scale – https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/us-military-bases-around-the-world-119321   Enjoy this post? Consider helping…

Scott Adams’s Bil Keane Epiphany and My Problem With Shrinks (An Essay)

     In one of his recent videos, Scott Adams of Dilbert fame recounted an interesting episode from his career. He had had an epiphany. Delivered courtesy of one Bil Keane of Family Circus fame. The revelation was that Scott was a cartoonist’s cartoonist….

TFS 55 – Committing to the Noir; Propaganda; and ‘What is Education?’

  A bit of a ramble on things mentioned in the title. If this leaves you bored I also just wrote a poem: https://fractaljournal.com/2020/05/14/the-long-thunder-poem/

More Bad Times Ahead?

One event that has sustained emotional resonance is that evening on the outskirts of Moscow. I was a kid of six or so. It was 1995ish and my mother and I were ferried to some bestial monument to Brutalism in a creme colored Soviet…

TFS 39 – American Single Malts, Magic Evenings, and Exoplanets

Today I discuss the wonders of night-time cycling, whiskey, and space. Here are the articles I read from: What Makes American Malt Whiskey Different from Single Malt? Newly Found Exoplanet May Be The Most Similar To Earth While I did fix the audio problem…(it’s…

TFS 36 – Why I Cycle, NYT Teaches us to Edit, and Huuge UFOs

  LOL. Recorded this yesterday. Shoulda made my shitty guitar jam background music quieter. The title is essential the topic sequence. Yeeha. I dunno if I’m gonna be able to make another today. So, this may be all I have to offer till tommorow….

UPS Dirt Shirt, Muscovite Immunity, and the dangers of Suburbia

I’m marinating in grime from around the world every workday and they think giving me a surgical mask is gonna help. What probably helps more than anything is the fact that I swam in rivers that glowed green Fallout style as kid in 90’s…

Pain au Chocolat, Dummy Neuroscientist, and Yuppie Toilets

I go through an article and prattle about variousness. Dummy Neuroscientist – https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/cortical-adrenal-orchestra/496679/ Toilets for Yups – https://washlet.totousa.com/index.php