Stress

Our nation is in transition and this is stressful. By definition the concept of stress relates to the perception of responsibilities, demands on your everyday life, your resources and your abilities.  It’s not just our immediate environment, which includes things like our job, family, and our community influencing our experience of stress. The passage of time can be stressful, as can the broader system of the culture or demographic area we...


From Denver: The Law

Not far from where I live in a swarm of suburban housing, there is a federal prison. Usually my exposure to this compound is limited; I often take, out of conscience or convenience, Wadsworth Blvd instead, a road not inhabited by the hulking reminder of our broken penal system.

But not long ago I was driving with my 9-year-old nephew to an odd part of town, not North West towards Denver like I usually gravitate ---ebb and flow,...


From Nebraska: Following Park Rules

From Nebraska

Following Park Rules: Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse for Smart Phone Owners


Freedom Spent

When I was in college, a professor suggested that I read Freedom Spent by the legal writer Richard Harris. Freedom Spent was a narrative of three case studies in which Americans lost their civil liberties during legal proceedings that adhered to the letter of the law, or abided by a strict constructionist (narrow) interpretation of the law that disregarded the...


Ego Is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday

PR for People® Reviews: By Barbara Lloyd McMichael Ego Is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday


Jumping Around | George Wallace, Morgan Freeman, D.C. Benny, Jessimae Peluso

THIS COLUMN ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON theinterrobang.com

I popped in at New York Comedy Club to catch Paul Virzi running his set, at one of those quarterly shows they’re doing where comics get the opportunity to...


Liberal, Conservative, Reactionary (A Tutorial)

So, the labels “Liberal,” “Conservative,” and “Reactionary” are regularly  bandied about and employed like edged weapons.  There seems to be no stronger epithet these days, one of these labels in the hands of an adversary.  But, let’s spend a moment examining each of them.

A Liberal, according to Webster, is someone open to new behaviors or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

A...


Is Indigenous Wisdom the Way Forward?

Indigenous wisdom inspires activist Winona LaDuke and her filmmaker Keri Pickett.