Culture, Documentation, Ethics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Technology

Gender Violence Issues—and a Few Good Men [TED Talk]

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: What’s going on with men? Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (photo by Tom Coates)
Diary

What about Jobs?

I just heard about Jobs. This July at 07:06:08 am in the morning I won the bid on eBay for the Jim Henson Think Different educational edition poster. For me, it was my “arrival”. My escape from the corporate beast and into creativity.

Except—who is going to take care of the dreamers then?

Are you staying at Apple? I would love to come work there, and I’m going to reach out to Biki to see what’s what.

But I wanted to know if you’d be sticking around. Something about the desire to work with —, even if we aren’t —.

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Neuroscience

Conversion Disorder (DSM-IV-TR #300.11)

Conversion disorder is characterized by the occurrence of certain signs or symptoms that are clearly inconsistent with what is known about anatomy and pathophysiology. For example, the patient may complain of blindness, yet cortical visual evoked potentials are normal. Or a patient may complain of complete anesthesia of the left upper extremity and go on to describe the boundary of the anesthesia as being a clear-cut line encircling the elbow.

Other common complaints include hemiplegia, deafness, and seizures. On close inspection the specific symptomatology in each case corresponds with the patient’s particular conception of how an illness might manifest itself. Continue reading

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Culture, Music

Mad World

I’ve felt like a tweety bird flying a plane through the internet since the time that my momma said, you know, you remind me of Angela Bennett, you know that girl who designed that—well, Net.

You know, like Charlotte’s Web—but that’d make my guy the Pork or Cheeze but I can’t figure which…

Anyway I wake up today and the news goes down like this…

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babies love their mommies and daddies for eternity

James Raymond Jordan, Memorial# 6923530 @ theResurrectionDiaries

James Raymond Jordan, Memorial# 6923530 @ theResurrectionDiaries

James Raymond Jordan, Sr. (July 31, 1936 – July 23, 1993) of Lumberton, North Carolina, was the American father of baseball and basketball player Michael Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr., and the grandfather of University of Central Florida players Jeffrey Jordan and Marcus Jordan. A lifelong baseball fan, Jordan had played a large role in inspiring his son Michael to become an athlete. Jordan traveled the United States to follow Michael’s career, first at the University of North Carolina and then with the Chicago Bulls.

Cross Over Jordan, the Carolinan

While returning from a funeral, Jordan pulled into a rest stop near the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Road 74 just south of Lumberton, North Carolina to take a nap. Daniel Green and Larry Martin Demery spotted the car, a red Lexus SC400 coupe with the North Carolina License plate that read “UNC0023”, Michael had recently purchased for him.

Father and son, the image of love.

Father and son, the image of love.

Green and Demery shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car and then stole the vehicle. His body was found on August 3 in a swamp in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and was not positively identified until August 13.

Michael Jordan retired shortly after, in part due to the loss of his father, with whom he shared a close relationship. Continue reading

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Culture

This Was Water

My momma has drunk water in years, and David Foster Wallace died of suicide.

There were these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says,

“Morning, boys, how’s the water?”

And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes,

“What the hell is water?”

“The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about. Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude, but the fact is that in the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance…”

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Prophecy

Father Al, Petrus Romanus and The Last Pope

Father Alfred Kunz

Father Alfred Kunz

“In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed [in accordance with Revelation 18:4-20], and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.”

The murder of Father Alfred Kunz, a Catholic priest found with his throat slit inside his church in Dane, Wisconsin, strangely was ignored by the mainstream news and even by the Catholic news.

“According to his biographer, St. Malachy was visiting Rome in 1139 when he went into a trance and received a vision. Malachy wrote down this extraordinary vision in which he claims to have foreseen all of the popes from the death of Innocent II until the destruction of the church and the return of Christ.

Connection is made between the murder of Father Kunz with the sudden death of author Father Malachi Martin in 1999. Continue reading

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