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The Current State of Total Madness

William Spear | Posted 12.08.2016 | World
William Spear

"Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Sting We are all mad. Not just angry, crazy or furious; we have all begun to go stark raving...

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

Book Review: A Book About War and Madness

Dan Agin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Books
Dan Agin

Maybe the most powerful modern evidence of human craziness was the First World War, also known as the Great War, a war fought for the sake of myths about heroism and masculinity, the myths promulgated by war makers maybe acting on behalf of profit-seeking munitions makers.

5 Ways To Go Out of Your Mind And Get Happy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

By being mindful, you can witness the madness of your mind without identifying with or becoming it; you see that who you are is more than just your thoughts and feelings.

Does Umbrella Bed Refill or Rehash 2 Tone Ska?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't until the '90s that the third wave of Ska achieved commercial success. This begs the question: Does Umbrella Bed, a 2 tone band from Minneapolis, move Ska into a new wave, perhaps the fourth, or has the sound remained the same?

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

A Fish With Arms? What the?

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You see, the problem with so much in religion today is that it's always all about becoming something other than who we are... all about getting somewhere other than where we are. For this, and a lot other reasons, people have given up on religion.

Crazy Is As Crazy Does -- Madness and Narrative

David Kudler | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
David Kudler

Madness makes for interesting narrative. But it's all in the service of the story. It's not any more real than the orcs and elves in The Hobbit.

Creativity And Madness: Are They Inherently Linked?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The myth that creativity and madness are inherently linked has a certain romantic appeal, but it does little -- if anything -- to promote human well-being.

Guns and Madness

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

My first love was treated with anti-psychotic drugs and later, much later, was able to have a fairly normal life. Fortunately, he did not have a gun -- or I wouldn't be alive today.

Scalia's Tyranny and the Madness of Power

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Justice Scalia seems to have forgotten that the American Revolution was a revolution against tyranny of any kind -- not a revolution to install a tyranny of the majority.

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

How It Was: Psychiatry, Madness, and Infections in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

Although professionalism often means a striving for excellence, American professionalism has too frequently meant an association with a stubborn failu...

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

The Literary Fortress

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Black

"What's that?" I asked. "A literary fortress," he said, "And a metaphor." I walked around the battlements. Thick hardback tomes lay beneath stacks of paperbacks rising into walls and turrets.

There is No Such Thing as a 'Naked Credit Default Swap'

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

There is no such thing as a 'naked credit default swap.' Buying and selling avatars on Second Life using virtual money has more economic legitimacy.