Adventurers are unique in one way. They derive pleasure from the very antithesis of pleasure: struggle. Is this bravery, or just foolishness?Read More
Teresa Bird is a 25-year-old native of Minneapolis who’s staying true to her name, and flying. She’s handcrafting pies and sharing them from a 1969 Volkswagen bus while traveling the country. And in the process, she’s helping others discover their wings.Read More
Dr. Charles Walton demonstrates that a person can make a difference in the world when using personal talents in service of a community. He has been helping opioid addicts for 22 years. Here he shares his thoughts on the Drug War, big pharma, and the one thing addicts need to stay in recovery.Read More
Have you ever made a decision that made no sense, but felt right? And not only did it feel right, but significant, as if on the other side of that decision lay your destiny?
Then you'll know what I'm talking about.Read More
As a kid, I was a bit of a rebel. And I believed I was this way because there was something wrong with me. At least, that's what they told me. Well they were wrong. They were wrong about me, and they're wrong about you.Read More
There's no way of knowing when you'll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact asleep when you thought you had things figured out. And this thought scares the shit out of you.Read More
By most accounts, David is unforgettable. This, in part, is probably due to his tall, lanky frame, his curly locks bordering an afro, or his incessant smile coupled with a boisterous voice. Whatever it is, the man was infectious.Read More
My grandfather, just before leaving life at the age of 94, left these parting words of advice: Be kind to everyone. These four words, reflecting the wisdom of a century of living, now hang as an epitaph on my mother's living room wall.
Seems simple enough.Read More
I work in an industry that is, dare I say, regrettable. It is the world of affiliate marketing – the online manifestation of advertising's ability to penetrate every inch of space where human attention is focused. My thoughts on this industry are for another day, but last weekend I was shuttled to Las Vegas for a conference and I unexpectedly learned a lesson in compassion.Read More
The following is a list of reflections on what I think it means to be a misfit. It is in no way comprehensive, nor do all misfits embody all of these traits. If anything, it should be apparent that the nature of misfitism is a spectrum, and one that we all fall on somewhere. To some degree, we're all social misfits, vying for acceptance, and in some ways loathing that our sense of self is informed by each other.
But here we are.
Perhaps a greater understanding of what it means to be a misfit will help us better understand what it means to be human.Read More
I first took LSD when I was 15. A few friends and I each took a dose and spent the next eight hours riding bikes through town, laughing and wondering and shuddering at the strangeness of the world we had stepped into.Read More
For several months now, Russell Brand has been garnering more and more media attention with his call for a "revolution in consciousness." From appearing on numerous talk shows to using social media for promoting the Messiah Complex tour, Brand has been calling for a change in our current politico-socio-economic state. And his views are gaining traction.Read More