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When The Well Runs Dry

September 29, 2010

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Today in The New York Times, Felicity Barringer writes: LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of […]

Two Koreas

May 26, 2010

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In a status update the other day I announced my perplexity on why in the twenty-first century the civilized world continuously allows itself to be bullied by madmen such as North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong-Il. Of course it was only a false perplexity, a phony curiosity donned as a loaded question in hope that the […]

A NEED FOR SPEED: Adderall, Your Designer Drug To Assist You In This Fast-Paced 2010s World of Work and Woe

February 24, 2010

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(EDIT 03/07/10: Since I mention Ritalin later in the article due to its similarity to Adderall, I figured this study that found that it improves learning by increasing brain plasticity was relevant.) If I only had a brain, a heart, some speed: If only I had fulfilled my need for Speed after my last update, […]

Rejected Submission: “Newspapers Turned Off by Contributor Reference to Heads Being Sawed Off.”

January 5, 2010

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The Woes Of the Ohs That Everyone Knows: Getting by Slowly in the Fast-Paced Old-Worn New Age New World Order by Neil C/K/R Today’s Date: 12/31/09 Time: 8:50 AM In roughly fifteen hours the Ohs – The Aughts – The Naughty Naughts – they will be over and done with, leaving a beachball-sized digital tumbleweed […]

Addendum To “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part II)

January 3, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART II: Coffee With Ivy “…because I sure as shit don’t,” I finish telling Ivy. It’s Wednesday, two days before the new year, and I’m having a chai with my friend Ivy, catching up while she’s still in town for the holidays. This place, Black Dog Cafe, it’s got really good coffee, […]

Addendum to “Gen Y’s Curious Cultural Paranoia” (Part I)

January 2, 2010

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Re: Original Article PART I: Girls I Don’t Know.   This morning I received an e-mail from a girl I don’t know in response to my post from a couple days ago on a paranoia complex other Gen Y sources often neglect to point out. All it said was: “Reading your blog on Gen Y, […]