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Cream of the Cool

We are approaching a seismic shift in psychiatry. I am now going out on a limb to predict the direction we will go in.

The allopathic medical community will resist, including many psychiatrists. But it is the neurobiologists and brain imaging and rest of the psychiatrists who will prevail. If the creek don't rise and we aren't hit by a giant asteroid, nuclear winter, devolve into fighting over the remaining arable land as the world heats up....

I have…

I think it was the fall of 1980, maybe 1981 and I fresh out of the crotch and baby number one had just been delivered by my beautiful, lovely teen age bride. I remember being scared out of my wits since between the both of us we had little in the way of parenting experience and weren’t quite prepared for what lay in store.

So, what’s a young couple to do? For starters I found myself a somewhat decent job working in the caverns of…

Eclipse Phase is a science fiction pen and paper roleplaying game from Posthuman Studios. The setting is a post-apocalyptic transhumanist grab bag of most of the weird and cool ideas from sci-fi in the last forty years. To give a brief overview of the setting, ten years prior to when ever this occurs a conflict on the scale of World War III began and quickly escalated into a near extinction event when rogue self-improving artificial…

"Gravity" (film)

A heckle.

Hanging on to the outskirts of popular culture has left many Very Famous Movies unseen by this one. Despite having come out short of two years prior, only recently did I find an opportunity to watch "Gravity", the visual spectacle from late '13. Unlike many, and for various reasons, I watched this film on a laptop screen, not in gigavision immersive cinema.

However, this rant is not a critique…