Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Dose of Good Drug News

There’s evidence that Shakespeare used cannabis and even cocaine—not to mention that ubiquitous drug, alcohol—in the course of his life and work. Check out this article for an overview, including a fun rundown of some of the plays that feature drugs. The author points out … Continue reading

Posted in cannabis, dogs, Drugs, Mind, Psychology, Science, war on drugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Precocious Letter and a Meditation on Humility

My dear Adele, I am four years old and can read any English book. I can say all the Latin substantives and adjectives and active verbs besides 52 lines of Latin poetry. I can cast up any sum in addition … Continue reading

Posted in Books, dogs, meditation, Psychology, Quotes, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocelots, Satire, and News

  For several years, actor and comedian Greg Proops claimed that he owned an ocelot. When journalists from news programs interviewed him about his work and life, he’d casually let drop that while he and his wife had no children, he … Continue reading

Posted in Comedy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mapping and Touring Your Microbiome

The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome? Not for long. That once uncharted and invisible territory is now being brought to light, as this little tour of our microbiome shows. The emerging map is becoming a powerful tool (as food and drugs already are) for mindfully modifying the microbiome in … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs, Mind, Nature, Psychology, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment