NBL Goods

Mugs, tote bags, iPhone cases, tee shirts, and other pragmatic goods affiliated with this website and especially with the book, Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time, are available here (and also on Redbubble). I do not earn money from these items. Indeed, they have returned far less money than …

Permission to Translate My Work

Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz   I recently received the following information via email: I’d like to …

The Last Recession?

There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time. ~ Coco Chanel   Technically, we are not headed into a recession, not even a brutal one. We are in the midst of the Greatest Depression. All this chatter about the coming recession from the corporate whores corporate media …

Preparing to Die

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture — that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves. ~ Edward Abbey   As I have explained repeatedly and recently, habitat on Earth is rapidly disappearing for Homo sapiens. In a perfect world, …

On Single-Issue Pursuits

It’s a fool’s life, a rogue’s life, and a good life if you keep laughing all the way to the grave ~ Edward Abbey   As with all the essays I post in this space, I have been thinking about the topic of this essay for a long time. As with the other essays I …

A Concise Overview

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. …

Peer-Reviewed Paper Recently Published

My latest peer-reviewed article was published yesterday in the September 2019 issue of Clinical Psychology Forum (as with many peer-reviewed journals, this one often appears before the stated publication date). My latest paper is something of a sequel to my May 2019 paper in the same journal, “Becoming Hope-Free: Parallels Between Death of Individuals and …