Dr. Charles Walton: Saving Lives with Medicine and Presence

Dr. Charles Walton: Saving Lives with Medicine and Presence

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.

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Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

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.

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Lessons From Las Vegas: Strippers, Booze, And Random Kindness

Lessons From Las Vegas: Strippers, Booze, And Random Kindness

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.

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The Aspects of Being A Misfit

The Aspects of Being A Misfit

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.

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On Reason, Russell Brand, and Revolution

On Reason, Russell Brand, and Revolution

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.

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