Washington’s reputation for expertise is one of the greatest sources of its power. The coronavirus pandemic may end it for good. by Stephen Walt edited by O Society April 4, 2020 No matter how the federal government responded, the United States was never going to escape COVID-19 entirely. Even Singapore, whose response to the virus seems … Continue reading The Death of American Competence
And now for something completely different, a bit of verse, set to music https://youtu.be/jtzPrU25q6E by O Society Feb 8, 2020 Dryad colors dance, blinding eye Idunn's golden apple, hangs from branches I love her as I always do “I am the little acorn, who becomes the mighty oak!” I call to her, or at least … Continue reading Dryad
by O Society November 27, 2019 Here is the first part of our musical meditation: Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream This meditation is based in methods such as Lojong (བློ་སྦྱོང་) mind training. Train our minds to transform the great energy of our primal emotions - e.g., fear and anger, guilt and … Continue reading Musical Interlude: Transforming Problems Into Happiness II
by O Society November 23, 2019 Howdy to all our O Society people. Yes, I am MIA at the moment. Hearing teachings from the lamas and monks. Meditating. Reading. Realizations. Visions. Super hero empowerments. The usual. Here's some heavy lifting: Transforming Problems Into Happiness - Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Method to Transform a Suffering Life … Continue reading Musical Interlude: How to Love Problems Like Ice Cream
"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible
Hello there and welcome to Echochamber Friday, when we intentionally lookit stories in our newsfeed we'd otherwise ignore to avoid getting caught in the spectacle for the sake of sanity and what not. Here's today's story 'PREYED ON KIDS' Twisted mum, 47, ‘had sex with her son’s two 14-year-old pals while plying them with alcohol and … Continue reading Hollywood MILF Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Teenagers and Buying ’em Booze & Drugs – Echochamber Friday
Let’s Talk About Love by Joanne Reed and Neel Burton edited by O Society October 12, 2019 Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love is called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.” … Continue reading What is Love?