My oh my, where has The Ghost been? Where has his insightful rhetoric and unsolicited references to his favorite music gone? Perhaps he has died. Perhaps he is out adventuring through the wilds of Bora Bora. Perhaps he is erecting a new panda conservation site, dedicated to the revitalizing the population of those monochromatic bears. … Continue reading Dream Catcher
I taught myself how to read tarot years and years ago. I could probably still do it, but people take card reading very seriously. Most people don't realize that it is all a play on psychology, a generous dollop of artifice to mask the fact that the reader is asking prying questions that the querent … Continue reading So You Want to Quit Your Fortune Telling Job?
Empathy may just be the thing that defines us as an organized society and as a creative, innovated race. The ability to not just feel similarly to someone else but further yet, entertain the idea of someone else's personal existence as theoretically our own is simply an incredible leap of consciousness. It's something that I … Continue reading Empathizing with Illusion
I love games. Like, you don't understand. I love games. I have a wall filled with games. A friend of mine made robust, custom shelving just to hold my board games. For a period, I hosted weekly game nights and had become "the game guy." My board game acquisition has slowed down significantly now that … Continue reading Ticket to the Gaslight Circus (Part 1)
I have been medicated for chronic depression since I was 18: at least one pill every single day for years. It doesn’t sound too dramatic, but it is a constant red flag that there is a monster down there somewhere, just waiting for me to let down my guard. The original medication that I was … Continue reading The Misery Snowball
Navigating life after being forcibly jettisoned into singledom isn't easy, and legions of people told me that I would look back at my divorce and see it as one of the best things that ever happened to me. Bullshit, I say. They were right, but I'm still calling bullshit. This, dear reader, is not something … Continue reading The Beginning of Emotional Literacy