10 Things and a Video I Liked Enough to Show You: 6–12 August 2016


"Dreaming Awake at the End of the World". Terence McKenna, 13 December 1998.

"Join Terence McKenna, author, explorer and philosopher for a think along deconstruction of the deepening worldwide weirdness. With his characteristic hope and humor, McKenna examined time and its mysteries, the nature of language, the techniques of ecstasy, high technology and virtual cyberspace, the role of hallucinogenic plants in shamanism and the evolution of human cultures, and the foundations of post-modern spirituality. The lecture and discussion was didactic, syncretic, challenging, eclectic, eidetic and irreverent intellectual adventure."

  1. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are going to have a cooking show together, and that's just brilliant.
  2. Twitter has failed at stopping harassment for ten years, and it's a choice they make.
  3. Transgender people in Japan want "gender identity disorder" to remain on the list of mental illnesses, but it has nothing to do with shame.
  4. Here are five Adobe apps that are completely free.
  5. Brain Pickings' "The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma" makes sense of a few things.
  6. No other dead worm on a cucumber has ever been remembered so poignantly.
  7. 301 redirect rules for URLs are changing!
  8. If you've heard that women in the U.S. make 79 cents for every man's dollar, that statistic is only true for white women in comparison with white men. Black women make only 65 cents and Hispanic women make only 58 cents still for every white man's dollar.
  9. These nine authors regretted how successful their work was. I find this surprisingly comforting.
  10. Straight women in the Mara region of Tanzania are marrying each other, and here's why.