A Brief History of Mind Control

A few years ago, I dated a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned in a secret U.S. detention camp in Iraq. He’d been accused of terrorism by a co-worker, and then held and tortured for months by U.S. government employees, part of a protocol under the so-called war on terror.  A United States citizen, ex-Marine, …

I bet deathbed research is skewed

I haunt Twitter in my spare time these days like the ghost of procrastinating writers, and something I’ve noticed that pops up every few days or so is a tweet about people on their deathbeds. I bet deathbed research is skewed. For one, who is affording death beds and living to be an old age …

Happy Pi Day!

For those of you who may not celebrate Pi Day, or love eating pie but know little about its celebrated homonym, Pi, here’s the lowdown: The symbol for Pi is π. Pi is a mathematical constant that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is equal to 22/7 or approximately 3.14159265. …

Mofo Empowerment

Happy new year to my lunar calendar-oriented fans! Welcome to the Year of the Tiger. I don’t know what this year means for us (maybe it’s a time to be bold, or the year eats you, or it’s a time to be bold but then the year eats you anyway), so if you have some …