Behaviors, Consequences, and Alignment

By supporting Trump a person supports: Racist ideas and policies Sexist ideas and policies Xenophobic ideas and policies Anti-science ideas and policies Anti-environment ideas and policies Massive amounts of outright lying (20K+ false and misleading statements in 3.5 years) Massive amounts of incompetence Treasonous collusion Direct election interference Tweeting instead of leading Tons of utter…

Best LIFE-ing Book Review

Best LIFE-ing is a good book. The most significant is the memoir aspect of the book. Personally, I found little help with attraction, but I read Julia’s story with an utter fascination. OK, let’s start from: CONS Shallow How-To Sections This is the only con I found in this book, but it’s quite debilitating nonetheless. […]

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Fragile vs Resilient Relationships

My relationship with Rachelle is very anti-fragile. Even when one or both of us is at our worst or when there’s a lot of turmoil going on around us, there’s little risk to our relationship. We can say or do the stupidest things, and we still stick like glue. We have plenty of freedom to…

Long-Term Time Logging

Now that I’ve been food logging for 15+ weeks straight, the simple practice of writing down what I eat each day has made me want to revisit another practice: time logging. I’ve done time logging before and have found it useful, but I don’t think I’ve ever done it for more than a week or…

Grain-Free, Legume-Free, Sugar-Free Experiment

For the month of August, I’ve been doing a new dietary experiment. I’m eating grain-free, legume-free, and sugar-free. I’m doing this mainly out of curiosity to see what effect it has. I think I’m far enough along (about four weeks) that this would be a good time to share what I’ve learned. The biggest adjustment…

Clear Things Out

By Leo Babauta I’ve recently reminded myself of the value of dedicating some time to just clearing things out. It’s a simple truth that wherever things can accumulate, they will. Emails pile up, clutter piles up, read later list piles up, small admin tasks build up like cruft. This is the nature of things: they […]

My 5-Minute Vegan Breakfast

I often get asked what I eat as a vegan, so I’ll share one of my favorite breakfasts that I’ve been enjoying lately. I’ve eaten this simple meal for most days of the month. Previously I would typically have steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, but this month I’m doing a 30-trial of eating grain-free, legume-free,…

A Solution to Admin Baiting

One issue that would sometimes arise in our old public discussion forums could be described as admin baiting. This is when some members assert the right to ask an administrative question, challenge a community rule or its application, or challenge an admin decision – by posting a message in the forum community for all to…

Framing Yourself Into a Corner

It’s good to be aware of the potential risk of framing yourself into a corner when you’re faced with a tricky situation. Suppose you’re in a relationship, and you catch your partner kissing someone else. How do you frame that situation? It may depend on the details of course, like the type of kiss or…

Stamped From the Beginning

Today I finished Ibram X. Kendi’s book Stamped From the Beginning, which is about the history of racist ideas in the USA. I found it insightful and eye-opening, and it gave me some meaningful perspective shifts on racism. I’m glad I read this book after White Fragility because the former book was much more lightweight,…