Virtual Intoxication

The book (soon-to-be movie) Ready Player One describes a world where things have gotten so bad that almost everyone retreats to this fully immersive virtual world called The Oasis. It was a great read. It might also be a scary look at our future as a species. If...

Ideological Intoxication

I am going to drop (or at least cut down on using) the word intoxication because I am tired of it. We are talking about the things that separate us from reality. Let’s just leave it at that. Ideas and ideologies and “truths” are one of the easiest ways to be separate...

Intoxicated with Progress

Motion seems to be one of the most intoxicating things for us as people. We like the idea of advancing, of creating, of doing something. Of being smart and knowing things and having answers. When I quit using chemical intoxications, I didn’t have a lot going on. I was...

Intoxication Interlude

We are talking about intoxication as anything that distracts us from what is. I am getting a little tired of the word. I am writing about my own experience with it over the years and the things I used and use to avoid dealing with the noise in my own head....