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Ayahuasca, by Jonathan Huls / ****

It occurred to me as I read Ayahuasca, the latest book from Jonathan Huls, that there’s no genre besides horror that can consistently get away with having truly unlikable, despicable characters. 535 more words

Book Reviews

The French Girl Who Loved Birds

I was staying at a hostel above a porn store in Muenster, Germany, and I wanted to go clubbing so I could hook up with a foreign girl. 696 more words


To Ryan Lochte

An Open Letter to U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte: Lesson(s) Learned?

By Ken K. Gourdin

Dear Mr. Lochte:

As a threshold matter, let’s discuss what you were trying to cover up before being detained for lying to the police while celebrating your Olympic success in Rio. 803 more words

Deescalation Techniques

In terms of cravings, I’ve found it’s actually much harder to give up sugar and soda than to stop using drugs. This includes heroin, crack, meth, alcohol, cigarettes–everything. 826 more words


Patrick Swayze on a Pottery Wheel!

According to our resident Delphic barnacle, Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has come “out of nowhere.”

Let’s talk about that. 334 more words

Politic Rantings

Walking around in Mexico

Yesterday afternoon, which was a Saturday, Fred and Pinky and I went out to run a few errands. Going out on the weekend in San Miguel de Allende is like going to a carnival. 560 more words


Finding Moments of Republican Grace Amid the Ugly Bluster of DonaldĀ Trump

(Image by Michael Vadon)

I share this, because this election cycle offers two challenges: 1) Getting Bernie into the White House, and 2) keeping Donald Trump out of it. 83 more words

Politic Rantings