I was doing some research on religious cults, and I wanted to start simple by researching and getting a good grasp on a common and expert definition of a religious cult. I also wanted to read personal accounts from those who had left a cult. Imagine then my shock and horror as it became frustratingly … Continue reading The cult of ____.
QUESTION: Name one thing you have lied to yourself about. Why did you do this? I suffer with bipolar and anxiety, I lie to myself all the time. I lie about big things, like about whether I'm worth anything. I also lie to myself about trivial things; like about how grievous it is to make … Continue reading The Inner-Voice Lies
I've been thinking a lot lately about how social networks have become hotbeds of hostility and how new networks are trying to position themselves to answer actual and perceived problems. I want to talk a bit about that. But first, a true story! Several years back, I created an online community for writers. It was … Continue reading Moderating social networks
One of my least favorite feelings in life is when you realize you're coasting. That things are just moving. Work,...