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A Variation on a Theme

With Spider-Man, everyone knows "With great power comes great responsibility," but maybe that's good to start out, good for kids.

What I would like to see is something more along the lines of "With great power comes great need for transparency and clarity of understanding of expectations, represen...

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Moving forward kinda rocks!

A lot of people yearn for the days of their childhood.

I think of years of being essentially powerless, having no ability to decide or control my fate, to being talked-down to by adults, to having my opinions dismissed, to information being withheld from me…

…and I think…

“Are you fucking ser...

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Rule 1: Don’t Hurt Your Own Species

The insignificance of humanity’s responsibility for global climate changes is stressed by people (and their fans) who stand a chance to lose hard cash in cleanup efforts vis-à-vis global climate change.

The significance of humanity is stressed by people (and their fans) who stand a chance to c...

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Imagineering Priorities

Dear newswires and news agencies and news sites world-wide.

I’ve noticed that every single news article regarding the polio vaccine (or any other vaccine) is accompanied by a crying child who is being held or grabbed by an adult, while the vaccine is administered.

Could you please, please, plea...

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Tat

“She knew the deal when she signed up.”

You know how sometimes people in multipartner relationships say “Well, this person agreed to that kind of relationship dynamic when they signed on, so they have no room to bitch” when it comes to disposing of partners that have become inconvenient or dis...

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Step one…

Someone asked me if I had any advice for people who might be just starting out on a path that included multiple adult partners. Who knew? So, I gave it a go.

Treat people as you would want to be treated. Treat them as equals, as people who have lives and loves and passions and hobbies that are jus...

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Second Guessing — it’s like punching yourself in the face.

The notion that human beings must be of one mind is ridiculous.

We are meaty chaotic systems. The fact that we even make decisions indicates that on several levels we compare and contrast different possible outcomes.

If you prefer, remember Whitman (which I creatively paraphrase here): “If t...

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With great power…

One of the fundamental dynamics of any romantic relationship is this:

Where responsibility is uncoupled from control, nothing but mischief can happen.

In other words, if you want to exert control over a situation, you had best be prepared to be responsible for the exertion of that control of the...

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The Dumbass Trifecta

First, let’s get one thing straight. I call this The Dumbass Trifecta because I’m very hard on myself. If I engage in this behavior – in any element of it – I’m being a dumbass. I don’t care what you call it. Call it whatever you like. Call it “The Unfortunate Triangle.” Whatever it...

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