"Who Will Benefit From Psychedelic Medicine?"

"These substances are being touted as a game-changing intervention for mental health. But it’s not clear if their promise will be accessible to all."


Dr. Kevin Christie (John Cusack): "How much evil do you have to do to do good?"

Michael Stearns (Rainn Wilson): "None. None evil."

Rainn Wilson delivered that line so well.

Even Scientific American is picking a side this year (the first time in 175 years): scientificamerican.com/article

You know things are bad when...

Tyler Childers on his new "Long Violent History" song:

"If we wouldn’t stand for it, why would we expect another group of Americans to stand for it?"

He's made a video, linked in the article, that explains his intentions with the song. It's worth watching.


I took a variety of drugs when I was younger. At my core, though, I'm a pretty cautious person. As the song says: "But I've never touched nothin' / That my spirit couldn't kill."

My youngest has just hit high school and his fascination with drugs scares me a bit. He's not done any (I'm 99% sure), but he talks about it like he's completely infatuated with the idea. What scares me is he completely lacks my inner caution. He's about as impulsive as they come. Not a good combo.

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

Paraphrase of Rabbi Rami Shapiro's interpretive translation of Rabbi Tarfon's work on the Pirke Avot (commentary on Michah 6:8).

McClure, B. J. (2010). Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Care and Counseling: Reflections on Theory, Theology, and Practice. United States: Cascade Books.

Haven't read this at all yet, but bookmarking to read later:

"The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European"


"52 Years Ago, Thelonious Monk Played a High School. Now Everyone Can Hear It."

"An ambitious student named Danny Scher booked the jazz great at Palo Alto High School in Northern California. A recording of the event gathered dust for five decades."


Have to admit... hearing about the CEO of JP Morgan talking about the "decreased productivity" of remote workers and then seeing a bunch of JP Morgan ads for programmers on StackOverflow has me going... "Nope!"

I get not everybody can excel at remote work, but many do.

I'd guess the CEO's comment says more about the culture of JP Morgan than about their workers.

I have been interested, though, in all the new research on how introverts vs. extroverts are faring with the shift to remote work.

An old _Buddhism without Beliefs_ review... I dug it up for my daughter, who is taking a World Religions course this semester, and has been talking about the topic of: "What makes a religion?"


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