I’ve been writing notes for years, on all kinds of topics. This is a good chunk of the complete archive, no-holds-barred, you’ll find other blogs under Projects & Interests:

PTSD, Paul Haggis, and truth in military health care

Someone commented on my “Limbic Hijacking…” post the other day. I also had this review on CHUD sitting minimized to be read at a later date and, after reading it, found this blurb to be disturbing and inciteful: Haggis: …A soldier yesterday was saying, “When I went in for help, my immediate senior, who was on the same career path […]

The Five (Tibetan) Rites

My friend, Duff, showed me the Five Rites yesterday as a form of exercise. They were stimulating calisthenics and simple enough to do regularly. According to him, the story was that these were found by a seeker of the Fountain of Youth. Here’s a Google result. Suffice it to say that on a physical level, I […]

When’s the last time you pushed a car?

I realized how infrequently I see people pushing cars. When I was a kid, we pushed cars a bunch. It was almost always fun and satisfying to move a vehicle with just our own strength. Even as a kid, I had a significant contribution to my father’s or brother’s efforts. If not, I would be […]

Limbic hijackings: learned emotional responses

Alcoholics/addicts have been said to be “hard wired” with their propensity to abuse substances or behaviors. As I understand it, there is a genetic predisposition that is often a contributing factor, but that people with this disposition can still become addicts/alcoholics. I’m currently reading “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman. (This happens to be one of […]

Intelligent design — such conceit!

This is one of those subjects that I’d love to write a dissertation on (if I _ever_ got that motivated), but it basically goes like this: How pompous must we, as human beings, be to imagine that we could fathom the ideals and motivations of a creator capable of creating a universe such as ours! […]