On A Day Like Any Other: A Note to Self.

August 27, 2014



In the summer of 2000, I was in a bit of a panic. Unbelievably, on August 27th, 2000, I was due to turn twenty-six, which meant I had to start rounding my age up to thirty, which was half way to sixty, which was only five years from retirement, which was practically the same as […]

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Depression Was His Name-O: Naming My Big Black Dog.

August 25, 2014


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A friend recently posted to Facebook this very effective account of depression. Watching it got me thinking about my own black dog. At some point in my late teens or  early 20s, a good friend, and, at that time, a wildlife rehabilitator, said to me point blank, “Sterling, I think, you are depressed.” At the […]

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Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014



The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.

The Anxiety of Calm: Echos of the Past in the Present Tense.

August 13, 2014



People who grow up in violent environments, whether it be physically, emotionally, or both, are often ill-at-ease in situations of calm, peace, and happiness.

Neither Rule Nor Be Ruled: Learn to Trust Your Emotions.

August 5, 2014



Emotions are there to motivate us to actions that are beneficial, usually to ourselves and often to others, even when they feel bad or painful.

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Genius is Dead! Long Live Liberal Democracy.

July 28, 2014



Like Nietzsche, I think a well-functioning liberal democracy is the nail in the coffin of genius. Unlike Nietzsche, however, I say good riddance.

When Is One Eye One Eye Too Many? In the Land of the Blind.

July 21, 2014


He Taught Me Nothing

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man would be ridiculed for seeing things differently.


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