What the heck is ASMR?

The acronym ASMR stands for "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response." The best description I've ever seen of it is this video here.  The gist is that certain triggers cause good, relaxing feelings of "tingles" and "shivers" that run down a person's spine. ASMR is generally a pleasant, soothing sensation, and it helps people get to sleep … Continue reading What the heck is ASMR?

The Physics of Power

Those in power will do anything they must in order to stay in power. From the cheap seats, it looks like the white male capitalist hegemony is losing power, and is resorting to the toolbox of doing anything to keep it.

It’s Okay to Feel Complicated

If you were selecting a candidate in this election, it's likely you took a quiz with sliders along an "agree/disagree" continuum. And it's likely you answered at least a dozen questions, if not many more. Then, at the end, you likely got a "I agree with so-and-so X%." It was never 100%. And many of your sliders were in the middle. Right? Then why do we suddenly expect that people who voted one way or the other had shoved all of their sliders to "Agree totally" and agreed 100% with the candidate they chose?