Category Archives: Psychology

Being Right Is Not Enough

Let’s talk about tactics. Just to be clear, this post is going to deal with communication about social issues SPECIFICALLY on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. Different elements of communication are more effective in some situations than … Continue reading

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The One About Sex

I’ve been thinking about sex lately. That’s nothing new, of course, but the way I’ve been thinking about it has been different this year. Rewind to New Years: I’m ringing in the year with some friends, and after a few … Continue reading

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A Marathon Without End

Part of the difficulty with overcoming an addiction is that all our lives, we’re trained to find fulfillment in the completion of a task. You mowed the lawn, here’s five dollars; you finished the essay, here’s an A; you worked … Continue reading

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The Hangover Generation

I used to wonder why people would want to get so drunk they black out. You hear it on the radio, all the pop singers singing their party anthems. Don’t think, just drink, don’t stop, dance ’til you drop, and … Continue reading

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Those Couples

I’m sitting in the lounge of my former dorm, here for a weekend visit (and to watch the Breaking Bad finale with friends). Right now I’m looking across the room at a couple of freshmen on a couch. I do … Continue reading

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Get Out Of Your Head

“Get out of your head,” they say Like it’s a simple matter of opening the door and stepping Outside The mind is a home for them Its walls familiar and furniture comfortably molded to the imprints of their behinds But … Continue reading

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Pretty People Depress Me

WARNING: I foresee nothing of value coming out of this blog post. Save yourself from a heavy dose of depression and self-loathing and just stop reading right here. Attractive women depress the crap out of me. Not even movie-star-level attractiveness, … Continue reading

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I Am A Bottomless Wallowment of Self-Loathing

I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet from my stupid blog posts, but I never seem to live up to my expectations. I’m a harsh taskmister, for mineself and the world around me, and most of the time I’m blitheringly … Continue reading

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I Write Because I’m A Sadist (And You Masochists Like It)

The act of writing has, over the last few months, opened my eyes to the fact that I am not a good person. But that’s okay…neither are you. *     *     * I’m currently working on the first … Continue reading

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I Want To Be A Superhero (And So Do You)

I just got back from watching The Amazing Spider-Man. My motivation to see the movie was about 40% Spider-Man and 60% Emma Stone. It was a fun movie, and I thought it made some improvements to the originals (which of … Continue reading

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