Dr. Nolove or: How I Learned to Stop Looking for Love or Anything Like It: Part 18: REI Is Alright With Her

Preamble: this is a dating advice series from a formerly long-suffering comrade in the struggle. I’m out of the game for life but I’m offering up some hard-earned wisdom for those still grappling. (See bottom of this post for the legend, mission statement, and credentials.) I would say about 97% of the female profiles I have […]

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(UN)Safe Space

Safe space? People in twelve step programs incessantly talk about place. “Don’t put yourself in an unsafe space.” For alcoholics, it’s a bar. For gamblers, it’s a casino. For sex addicts, it’s…being conscious? “Stay in a safe space.” The disease is strong enough. You don’t need to give it home field advantage. . . . […]

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Dr. Nolove or: How I Learned to Stop Looking for Love or Anything Like It: Part 17: Friday (at 9:11 PM) I’m In Love

Preamble: this is a dating advice series from a formerly long-suffering comrade in the struggle. I’m out of the game for life but I’m offering up some hard-earned wisdom for those still grappling. (See bottom of this post for the legend, mission statement, and credentials.) This isn’t going to be an advice entry, I don’t think. […]

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I Want a New Drug

I was listening to Fresh Air this morning and Terry Gross was interviewing Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, about his new book on the recent usage of Psilocybin and LSD to treat depression and anxiety. This is how one of the trials go: You put on headphones (which play a carefully curated playlist […]

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