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Everyone Has an Origin Story

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“There’s nothing stupider than a smart person who went wrong”

“There’s no appreciation on the part of the intellectual elite for the pathologies of rationalism. There’s nothing stupider than a smart person who went wrong. I’ve seen this in my clients, if I have a particularly smart client who is … Continue reading

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Malevolence, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Buddhism and Christianity

Jordan B. Peterson is known for an ostensibly uncontroversial position: the reality of malevolence and malevolent people. This position seems at odds (he says as much) with Buddhism’s perspective that Evil is essentially ignorance. Buddha taught (quote TBD) that evil is … Continue reading

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Super Human: eBook FREE on Black Friday

What are the upper limits of human potential?What if someone told you the answer is way more than you think and could show you the way?What if someone offered to show you how to tap into your deep well of … Continue reading

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Mac OS X vs Windows XP

Back in 2002, I created xvsxp.com, and when I shuttered the site in 2005 (due to personal matters), the downloadable pdf of the site had received over a quarter of a million downloads, and that’s just the pdf.

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Does Competency-Awareness Drive Serotonin Levels?

Back in 2013, I wrote what I didn’t know would become my all-time most popular blog post, Serotonin and Social Status. In that post, I posed this question: “Are there mindfulness strategies that might moderate against ‘societal’ influence on serotonin? … Continue reading

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Super Human Now in Paperback

Just in time for Christmas! Super Human is now available in paperback ($12.95) from Amazon: If you prefer eBooks, you can pick it up for just $2.99 from Amazon and Apple Books. If you prefer hardcover, message me.

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Coming Back Around

As an oil painting BFA candidate in 1987, I made this painting. It no longer exists, because a senior student shamed me for liking comics; I’m pretty sure I painted over it. The world is not worse off that this … Continue reading

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Super Human: Out of Time

This week I started working on my new novel Super Human: Out of Time, the sequel to Super Human. The idea for the sequel was born out of a recent tragedy. Anxiety is a theme in the first book, and … Continue reading

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Lying Down on the Job

I think my editor is in bed with Staples. Speaking of Staples, I want to thank Dawn and Arianna, managers in Staples Printing Services in Stratham, NH, for their excellent customer service. Your efforts have helped me achieve my dream, … Continue reading

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