An Invitation To Think

The Biggest Problem With Alternative Medicine

If you’ve known me for any length of time you know I have no tolerance for quackery and lies. But my biggest problem with homeopathy, astrology, reiki, psychics, “healers,” et al. is not the lies and thievery. My problem isn’t even that a lot of these beliefs can actively cause you and your loved ones… Continue Reading

My Favorite Podcasts: 2014 Edition

I mostly use my “before going to sleep” and “eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner” times to listen to podcasts. I think one of the good aspects of owning a car or having a commute to work is one has dead time that can be used productively. I don’t have that. And before I made this… Continue Reading

What could you do in 48 hours?

My friend Neil and I just hosted the first 48 Hour eBook Challenge so, in this case, a better question is, “could you write an eBook in 48 hours?” Sometime last year self-publishing superstar JA Konrath posted an 8 Hour eBook Challenge on his blog. While I knew it would be possible for me to write and… Continue Reading

The Run

Everybody who knows me knows I hate running long distances. That’s not to say I don’t like being fit. I grew up in a time, in a place, and with a group of peers, who played every sport. If you weren’t good at everything you were good for nothing because from day-to-day nobody knew what… Continue Reading

Death By Planet and Other Silliness

Human beings believe a lot of funny things. For example, of the 9,535 reported deaths in London in the year 1632, thirteen (13) of them were allegedly caused by Planet.¹ As in, “the planets were aligned” or “misaligned” or “Mercury was in retrograde.” This “death by Planet” belief was thanks to the pseudoscience of astrology,… Continue Reading

“Positivity is baloney, this trait is immeasurably better.”

Popular opinion seems to skew towards the benefits of surrounding yourself with positivity. Meaning, surround yourself with people who tell you things like this: “You can do anything you put your mind to!” “You should do whatever you want, who cares what anyone else thinks!” “Those people don’t like what you’re saying/doing because they’re haters.”… Continue Reading

What does my underwear have to do with changing your beliefs?

“My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson A few weeks ago I was in Austin, Texas hanging with a couple people and we were talking about underwear. Specifically ExOfficio boxer-briefs, which are popular amongst the traveler… Continue Reading