The Magic of Magic Mushrooms
Jan17

The Magic of Magic Mushrooms

  I learned more about my brain and its possibilities in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than I had in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology. — Timothy Leary, Harvard Professor after first consuming “magic mushrooms” Although you may have no interest in trying them, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the effects of psychedelic drugs. From movies to television to really...

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Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…
Dec06

Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…

People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have. — Jon Stewart Hollywood has many problems, but the one headlining newspapers these days regards sexual harassment and sexual assault. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to even Louis CK, Hollywood is replete with these disgusting individuals. Heck, I could write my longest post yet by simply listing all their names. But it’s not just movie stars, we...

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The Mind of a Terrorist
Oct11

The Mind of a Terrorist

There’s nothing more dangerous in this world than a humiliated man. — Kai Anderson, American Horror Story: Cult It’s hard to turn on the news these days with humans committing more and more extreme acts against one another. Whether that is explicit terrorism or a horrific mass shooting, in response to these events, we often (rightfully) feel anger. Anger, though, is often a “secondary” emotion. That is, we use anger to protect...

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The ‘Scary’ Smart
Sep27

The ‘Scary’ Smart

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see. — Arthur Schopenhour Earlier yesterday, I was speaking with a friend who told me about his friend who was so smart that he went to high school for two weeks, then dropped out because he got bored, and was then accepted at the University of Chicago. Naturally, I had to later Google someone even smarter than this kid to make me feel better about my...

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Warm Parent, Cold Parent
Sep20

Warm Parent, Cold Parent

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. — Robert Fulghum Parenting is hard—or at least I assume it must be. I mean I’ve never been a parent, but thinking of myself as a child takes little effort to recall moments that must have caused my parents to debate the age restriction on fire station drop-offs. And I was the good child 😉 Now, for nearly all forms of life, an animal’s...

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