When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

I’ve been writing about and sharing my life online on-and-off since I first got a LiveJournal account around 20 years ago (sometime in the year 2001). One of the things I liked about LiveJournal was that you could filter your audience because there was an actual community there, and you could learn about others and … More When I Blog and Use Social Media, I Write for Myself and My Friends… Though I Have a Wider Audience

Honesty is the Best Policy… But Balancing it with Privacy is a Challenge (for Me)

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for a while. I consider myself an honest person, and value it pretty highly in myself as well as in other people. However, much of my relationship experience has involved more private men. They certainly didn’t fit the stereotype of the man who brags about their … More Honesty is the Best Policy… But Balancing it with Privacy is a Challenge (for Me)

What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs

There was a study recently that suggests psychedelic trips reduce narcissism by boosting connectedness and empathy. Now, I’m no psychologist, nor am I an expert on drugs. I was raised with the belief that “illegal” drugs were bad, and I shouldn’t give in to peer pressure to try them. I’ve essentially adhered to that my … More What’s Drugs Got to Do With It? Narcissism, Reality, and Drugs