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05/04/2003: Mi -- a name I call myself
05/04/2003: The Purpose of this Project
05/07/2003: Surfing the Infosmog
05/11/2003: Consciousness & Logic
05/12/2003: The Jesus Meme
05/12/2003: Benefits of the various Religion memes
05/14/2003: Identities
05/15/2003: The Relevancy of Touch
05/16/2003: To Archive, or Not To Archive
05/16/2003: What Simplicity Means to Me
05/18/2003: Fragments for a Science Fiction Story
05/19/2003: The Creative Writing Buzz
05/20/2003: The Obsession is Dead, Long Live the Obsession!
05/21/2003: Time, Space, Memory, Consciousness, Causality, Tools, Recursion
05/22/2003: Why are we conscious?
05/23/2003: Junk Mail, Junk DNA, Junk Memes
05/23/2003: Legitimacy, Authority, and the Polymath
05/24/2003: Trust & Relationships
05/24/2003: Your Own Personal Buddha
05/24/2003: Independence is an Illusion
05/24/2003: Relationships are Illusions
05/26/2003: Stationary Relocation ...
05/29/2003: Do Vegetarians Eat Their Vegetables?
05/29/2003: Activism
06/02/2003: Sitting Still ...
06/02/2003: Five of Five: Interpretations
06/02/2003: Sacred Touch
06/03/2003: The Mediated Perceptual Well
06/05/2003: Mania, Depression, and Creative Genius
06/05/2003: My Bipolar Visions
06/06/2003: Desiring mediated or imagined objects
06/11/2003: Integrity and Lies, and Reputation
06/12/2003: One-Page Buddhism
06/13/2003: Memetic Insomnia
06/13/2003: Labels, Identities, Communities, Agendas
06/14/2003: When You Fuck Me I Become Enormous
06/16/2003: Embracing Emotions, Embracing Evil, Embracing Everything
06/17/2003: The Problem with the Roman Catholic Church
06/18/2003: Separation of Marriage and State
06/19/2003: The Memetics of Good and Evil
06/19/2003: The Suffering of Belief
06/22/2003: Strip Scrabble
06/23/2003: Unblocking the "No"
06/25/2003: My Ontological Arguments
07/01/2003: Muscle Exhaustion Training
07/01/2003: Practical Anarchism
07/01/2003: Radical Acceptance or Radical Success?
07/10/2003: Buddhism and Morality
07/14/2003: Commitment, Monogamy, Polyamory, Relationships
07/22/2003: So Much Effort & Desire
07/23/2003: Moods, Thoughts, and the Body
07/29/2003: Unpacking the role of "the boyfriend"
08/07/2003: Accepting Monogamy: (a) or (b)
08/11/2003: Wither Dating?
08/13/2003: Boyfriend Criteria
08/19/2003: Writing a Novel
08/20/2003: Pain and the relationship fantasy
08/25/2003: My First Solo Retreat
08/27/2003: Reason, Causality, and Totalizing
08/28/2003: Sexual Envy and Jealousy, Tempting Me to Walk a Different Path
09/03/2003: Dissipating Self-Images
09/07/2003: We tell our stories, we think we learn ...
09/12/2003: like breathing, in and out, grasping and letting go
09/21/2003: Choosing to be Single
10/01/2003: The Internet Did Not Create Casual Sex
10/02/2003: What is ESP?
10/04/2003: The real source of anger about boyfriends
10/04/2003: Going on a "Diet" ... outcome vs. process
10/08/2003: Scientific Fundamentalism and Occam's Razor
10/17/2003: What is Spirituality?
10/21/2003: Buddhist Mind-Games and their Side-Effects
10/31/2003: Strip Phase 10
11/03/2003: Physical Materialism, Ethereal Immortality, Whatever!
11/03/2003: The Virtues of Apathy
11/03/2003: Back to Impulse Power
11/03/2003: Relationship Ending Events ... and Finally Succeeding
11/04/2003: Favorite Quotations
11/04/2003: Playboy 39:5, May 1992
11/15/2003: self-referential graffiti
11/15/2003: the critical burden of waking
12/01/2003: "The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences."
12/04/2003: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
12/04/2003: I think I'm a recovering anorexic.
12/04/2003: The Cost of Dying
12/04/2003: Pumpkin Cookies
12/04/2003: Are you a discriminating consumer of incarceration services? Then choose us!
12/04/2003: I wanted to run backwards ...
12/04/2003: Are you a know-it-all activist?
12/04/2003: Temporal Romance (instead of Eternal, or Selfless)
12/05/2003: A healthy "layer of fat", a realistic "gym body", a home-grown "porn star"
12/05/2003: Types of Meditation
12/21/2003: I like living alone!
12/23/2003: Opinions
12/28/2003: Porn Map: Navy Blues Deeper in the Brig by Centaur Films
01/06/2004: Sophie's DNA
01/21/2004: Spiritual Warfare, Spiritual Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Two-Way Street
02/03/2004: Creating a better world without a party line
02/03/2004: Monogamy is Irrational
02/03/2004: Mood Attribution
02/03/2004: The Situationist Revolution
02/03/2004: Taking Things Slow(ly) ?
02/03/2004: Exploitation, in general
02/10/2004: No More Compromises on Gay Rights
02/13/2004: Something I could teach the Religious Right, if they'd listen:
02/21/2004: Intimacy while letting go
02/21/2004: Bait 'n' Switch Spirituality
02/21/2004: The Ultimate Welcome Mat
02/21/2004: The Secret of Love
02/21/2004: Structure vs. Exploration
02/21/2004: Emotions happen, so what ...
02/26/2004: Upon breaking through the walls:
02/26/2004: Romantic Intimidation
03/04/2004: Vote for Nader ;-)
03/06/2004: Humane Treatment vs. Veganism
03/06/2004: Torture and War
03/06/2004: Focus
03/06/2004: Buddhism and Idealism
03/06/2004: Linguistic Terrorism
03/16/2004: What Now?
03/18/2004: Unimportant Me
03/30/2004: What comes after Buddhism?
04/01/2004: Activistocracy
04/01/2004: Intelligent Nonviolence
04/01/2004: Totalitarianism vs. Relativism
04/01/2004: The Buddhist Debating Society
04/01/2004: Knowledge forces change, change forces knowledge
04/02/2004: Being Happy, Right Here, Right Now
05/03/2004: Barebacking is Irresponsible
05/07/2004: Truisms
06/01/2004: I don't buy me flowers anymore ...
06/02/2004: Letting Go of Self-Images
06/03/2004: Body = Me
07/01/2004: Attachment Paradox
07/01/2004: Bible-dipped flesh
07/01/2004: is this your boundary, or my imagination?
07/01/2004: If I could be a pebble, or a wave
07/02/2004: My personal religious "laugh test"
08/06/2004: Endorsing John Kerry
08/06/2004: Boredom is a symptom of withdrawal
09/10/2004: You don't win anything for having voted for the victor
09/10/2004: The Rules
09/13/2004: The Ten Suggestions
09/13/2004: Why Greens should vote for Kerry
09/14/2004: Statistics and the so-called "wasted vote" theory
09/21/2004: Utopias vs. Ideas
09/30/2004: No More than Bugs
10/01/2004: K=p(e)
10/01/2004: The courage of empathy
10/01/2004: I haven't seen Fall before
10/05/2004: Let Global Warming Happen
10/07/2004: Two types ... "hot" or "smart"
10/07/2004: "We HAVE to do SOMETHING!"
10/16/2004: News Media Unfairness on the Internet
10/26/2004: Loving our adversaries
11/03/2004: I voted Libertarian in 2004
11/05/2004: We are all Purple People
12/02/2004: Turning Sexual Preference into Sexual Identity
12/15/2004: Each book I own is a different species of fruit
12/25/2004: I have joined the Cult of Mac
12/30/2004: Bibles, Brains, and Arrogance
01/04/2005: Date Crazy!
01/06/2005: There's only one reason why we don't have a cure for HIV / AIDS
01/17/2005: One year ago, we met
01/27/2005: part of me feels guilty
01/27/2005: A joint adventure for both the spirit and the flesh
01/27/2005: why looking for a boyfriend doesn't always work so well
01/28/2005: Forget nature/nurture and let me be
01/29/2005: Relationships and Control
01/29/2005: Living in the Moment
01/29/2005: We were both already "special", got it?
01/29/2005: Life Stages
01/29/2005: The Tool of Law
02/24/2005: Buddhists Respond!
03/04/2005: Living in the moment vs. planning ahead
03/04/2005: Drawing boundaries around empathy
03/04/2005: Why Corporations Rule the Planet
04/13/2005: An Open Letter to Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
05/03/2005: Pina Colada Recipe
05/06/2005: Why do people so often sabotage their own happiness?
06/07/2005: Thinking about "Attachment" and Buddhism
06/24/2005: Have you read the entire Bible, just to make sure?
06/24/2005: How the Federal Reserve caused the housing bubble
07/19/2005: It feels like 1973 ...
08/26/2005: The Price of Peace
09/11/2005: my dissipating cloud of ALL
09/11/2005: What makes a love story?
10/08/2005: Empathy
10/08/2005: The forgotten therapies
10/08/2005: Winning the Cosmic Lottery
11/05/2005: History
11/06/2005: Nietzsche as Dionysus as We
01/04/2006: Who sets your mental agenda?
01/04/2006: Propaganda is Coercion
01/04/2006: Reproduction is a more faithful servant than truth
01/04/2006: Schrodinger's List
02/02/2006: Nobody gave this to me, I had to earn it
03/12/2006: I conversed with the ghost of U.G. Krishnamurti during my lunch break ...
03/12/2006: The Media-Saturated Mobocracy
03/12/2006: Rules for appearing like an effective Big Bad Big Boss
03/28/2006: Measuring the Money Supply
07/12/2006: Environmentalism is the new opiate of the masses
11/19/2006: Traveling Without Language, Episode III
12/12/2006: The irrelevance of Ghandi
12/12/2006: Evolution and emotions
03/09/2007: Respecting Beliefs?
03/10/2007: (a) sit still ... (b) do something
04/06/2007: "Poverty" Programs are Employment Programs for the Middle Class
04/06/2007: I'm not sure anti-discrimination laws are worth much ...
04/06/2007: Blogger's Disease
04/08/2007: deconstructing and reconstructing empathy
05/02/2007: The Standard Anti-Libertarian Argument
05/04/2007: cum vegetable
06/25/2007: maybe Hillary would be OK
07/18/2007: No LJ at Work Day ... um ... Week ... um ... Month ... um ... Year ... etc.
08/07/2007: Putting the label where the motivation arises
08/31/2007: impossible assertions of "freedom"
09/01/2007: Advice on dating multiple people
10/03/2007: We'll never have world peace or end poverty until we first fix the little things
10/03/2007: The Gods Drink Whiskey by Stephen T. Asma
10/03/2007: Critique of Cynical Reason by Peter Sloterdijk
10/05/2007: Libertarians and Externalities
11/03/2007: Individual Guilt vs. the Guilt of the Commons
12/31/2007: 2007 & 2008
12/31/2007: Bear, Interrupted
01/01/2008: And here's to 2008!
01/11/2008: "Aid"
01/11/2008: Enjoying the single life
03/21/2008: Five years since my transformation
06/01/2008: Personal Involvement and Buddhism
07/20/2008: the triumph of stupidity over violence
11/10/2008: Biblical Babes Boast Big Boobs!
11/10/2008: Christians want to feel "welcome"?
12/04/2008: deregulation bias, and a better way
01/04/2009: genes and the possessive pronoun
05/12/2009: Most immigrants to the US have been neither Hispanic nor illegal
08/14/2009: "Is that a mountain?"
08/14/2009: Space Poo!
08/24/2009: seeing whether I can post from my office computer
03/27/2010: Matthew 1
05/08/2010: Matthew 2
05/15/2010: Matthew 3
05/16/2010: Matthew 4
05/17/2010: Matthew 5
05/18/2010: Matthew 6
05/19/2010: Matthew 7
05/20/2010: Matthew 8
05/22/2010: Matthew 9
05/27/2010: Matthew 10
05/29/2010: Matthew 11
05/31/2010: Matthew 12
06/15/2010: Matthew 13
06/20/2010: Matthew 14
07/10/2010: Matthew 15
07/11/2010: Matthew 16
07/20/2010: Matthew 17
07/27/2010: Matthew 18
07/29/2010: Matthew 19
08/05/2010: Matthew 20
09/14/2010: Matthew 21
10/24/2010: Matthew 22
11/06/2010: Matthew 23
11/07/2010: Matthew 24
11/11/2010: Matthew 25
11/13/2010: Matthew 26
11/21/2010: Matthew 27
12/22/2010: Matthew 28
01/14/2011: Remembering Christmas 2010
02/11/2011: unpacking en-light-en-ment
02/11/2011: unpacking truth
02/11/2011: what gay pride means to me
04/12/2011: Two primary tasks in life
02/11/2012: Bible Study
02/11/2012: Genesis 1 -- God wanted us to be Vegetarians, and we wanted Her to be our soul mate
02/12/2012: Genesis 2 -- The origins of the Weekend, Patriarchy, Monogamous Heterosexuality, and shame-free Nudism
02/12/2012: Genesis 3 -- wherein it turns out nudity is Evil
02/12/2012: Genesis 4 -- The Children Fight
02/12/2012: Genesis 5 -- when people lived a very long time
02/12/2012: Genesis 6 -- here comes the Flood!
02/12/2012: Genesis 7 -- and arrives the Flood!
02/12/2012: Genesis 8 -- God promises not to do this again
02/12/2012: Genesis 9 -- a New Covenant
02/12/2012: Genesis 10 -- more family tree stuff
02/12/2012: Genesis 11 -- divide and subjugate?
02/12/2012: Genesis 12 -- the chosen people, and adultery is very bad (even if you don't know she is already married)
02/12/2012: Genesis 13 -- again, the Promise to the Chosen
02/12/2012: Genesis 14 -- foreign policy
02/14/2012: Genesis 15 -- more promises to Abram, the chosen one
02/14/2012: Genesis 16 -- more adultery
02/14/2012: Genesis 17 -- God promises Abram descendants, again, finally, but only for a price
02/15/2012: Genesis 18, 19 -- wherein gay raping males are bad, and daughters are horny for daddy
02/16/2012: Genesis 20 -- Abraham and Sarah do their fake sister act again
02/16/2012: Genesis 21 -- wherein the Hebrews and the Arabs split
02/19/2012: Genesis 22 -- God orders up a human sacrifice
02/19/2012: Genesis 23 -- Sarah dies
02/19/2012: Genesis 24 -- Isaac takes a wife
06/04/2013: Genesis 25 -- mostly family tree stuff
06/04/2013: Genesis 26 -- Isaac and Rebekah take over the sister act
06/04/2013: Genesis 27 -- more lies, deception, and unfair results for the good guy
06/04/2013: Genesis 28 -- God blesses Jacob!
09/16/2013: Genesis 29 -- Jacob gets two wives (at the same time)
09/16/2013: Genesis 30 -- Jacob takes two more wives
09/16/2013: Genesis 31 -- Jacob goes home
09/16/2013: Genesis 32 -- Jacob "wrestles" all night long with a mysterious male stranger
09/16/2013: Genesis 33 -- Jacob is submissive toward Esau
09/16/2013: Genesis 34 -- rape and pillage
09/16/2013: Genesis 35 & 36 -- other gods, then lots of family tree stuff
09/16/2013: Genesis 37 -- Jacob's son Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers
09/16/2013: Genesis 38 -- in which contraception is punishable by death, etc.
09/16/2013: Genesis 39 -- back to gay, hottie, enslaved Joseph
09/16/2013: Genesis 40, 41 -- Joseph becomes the first Democrat
09/16/2013: Genesis 42-45 -- the family reunion, the ends justify the means
09/16/2013: Genesis 46-50 -- let's wrap this up
12/28/2013: Twilight Struggle as a drinking game (maybe with a little BDSM also)
02/28/2014: On the usage of "e" as the preferred made-up gender-neutral pronoun
02/28/2014: Your belated tolerance of my sexual orientation is not a gift for which I feel grateful
04/19/2014: Revelation 1
04/19/2014: Revelation 2
04/19/2014: Revelation 3
04/19/2014: Revelation 4
04/19/2014: Revelation 5
09/30/2014: Revelation 6
09/30/2014: Revelation 7
09/30/2014: Revelation 8
09/30/2014: Revelation 9
09/30/2014: Revelation 9
09/30/2014: Revelation 10
09/30/2014: Revelation 11
09/30/2014: Revelation 12
09/30/2014: Revelation 13
09/30/2014: Revelation 14
09/30/2014: Revelation 15
09/30/2014: Revelation 16
09/30/2014: Revelation 17
09/30/2014: Revelation 18
09/30/2014: Revelation 19
09/30/2014: Revelation 20
09/30/2014: Revelation 21
09/30/2014: Revelation 22
09/30/2014: My comments on the Book of Revelation
12/01/2014: It Fucks a Village
03/25/2015: Haiku about LinkedIn
08/16/2015: The Game of Monopoly: Citizens United version
10/06/2016: Male Chastity Game: the Oracle of the Cum Deck
10/14/2016: Fears of AI are Misdirected
11/05/2016: work, relationships, self
11/10/2016: regendered poetry
11/22/2016: "faith is very important to people" ... everybody nods ... ugh
11/22/2016: "spiritual but not religious"
12/03/2016: we hang ourselves from our self-images like dry paintings on a shaded wall
12/19/2016: fantasy and the politics of the self
12/29/2016: I am reminded of ghosts
03/01/2017: The religions of future scientific progress and future collapse
03/18/2017: my brain only weighs three pounds
05/20/2017: Treating People Equally while Taking Away Their Benefits
 

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