Be calm. Be just as calm as you can, no matter what.
Remember: The Dunning-Kruger Effect means that you don’t always get the respect that you deserve, but… that’s their problem, not yours, so don’t internalize it.
Keep rereading this and just practice, practice, practice, even if the need for it continues to be infuriating at some level: How to Deal with Impossible People Continue reading →
Found essay from 1988, when I was immersed in the academic study of religion. This was not the only tool in the toolbox, of course, but it’s funny for me to see the way I thought about things from that … Continue reading →
TRUTH BE TOLD will be screened exclusively on Tuesday October 29, 2013 at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta. The documentary lifts the veil on the seemingly benign Jehovah’s Witnesses religion to expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture characterized by fear, totalitarian corporate leadership, intellectual & spiritual intimidation, suspension of critical thinking, failed prophecies, doctrinal inconsistency and improper handling of physical and sexual abuse allegations within the church. Continue reading →
Regina Spektor – My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year) My dear acquaintance, it’s so good to know you For strength of your hand That is loving and giving And a happy new year With love overflowing With joy in … Continue reading →
“A Report to an Academy” (“Ein Bericht für eine Akademie”) is a short story by Franz Kafka, written and published in 1917. In the story, an ape named Red Peter, who has learned to behave like a human, presents to … Continue reading →
Some various items from the last few weeks… World Poll: Strongly Favors Barack Obama – Only Pakistan’s respondents said they would prefer to see Mitt Romney win November’s election. THE CHOICE: The New Yorker’s Endorsement of Barack Obama Politifact Truth-o-Meter … Continue reading →