Today: Why Everyone Wants the Same Things Why Is Thinking Clearly So Difficult? The Art of Consolation Psalm 16 (Song of Forgiveness) What Kind of Man…
I wrote the piece below on the Friday after Thanksgiving 2015. At the time, I was working for this big company in Chicago, saving up all my nickels and…
Today: I’m sending this week’s IDST a little early to get ahead of Thanksgiving, a shining beacon of light that has afforded me 2.5 days off from work…
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Today: Is progress a myth? A piece about Kendrick Lamar’s refreshingly ballsy album Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar…
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Hurt people hurt people. The guiding lights in those words are many. Our own hurt is unavoidable. There's no such thing as a life without it, and I…
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Video: The loudspeakers are real.Watch now (3 min) | Re: the first few paragraphs of Ghost Stories #3: Prospector, I took a short video just after the music started to play from the…
One of the ways word gets around in the village where I live is they have these loudspeakers mounted above the mess of electrical wires on the utility…
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Today: It’s Veterans Day, which years ago became the the day I spend in my head with my grandpa. So I will be eschewing the usual IDST format this week…
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November marks the beginning of my favorite few months of the year in Thailand. The temperature drops significantly overnight and stays pleasantly cool…
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Some of you might recall that I started a second Substack in January called Ghost Stories. I’ve since done a pretty great job of neglecting it. More…
Today: Ari Shaffir. Jew. Weed in Thailand Study: medical cannabis reduces opioid usage A conversation about psychedelics Breathwork tutorials Destiny 1…
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The last time I spent any real time walking around Chiang Mai was in July, a few weeks after cannabis was decriminalized in Thailand. Before the drive…
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