John Lockwood

Unboxing a Mind

How White People Went Crazy and Trump Got Elected

To understand how white people went crazy and Trump got elected, we have to briefly recall the history of immigration in the US. So we begin with that history. Sometime between 40,000 and 15,000 years ago, according to one theory, the first humans arrived here from Asia, walking across a land bridge over what is now the Bering Strait.

Next – give or take an odd Viking or two – things were pretty quiet for thousands of years.

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Writing Before Being Dead Limits My Ability to Do So

A chronic feeling as I hurtle toward retirement and death is that I have accomplished nothing. So I thought I’d blog about it, in the spirit of what we did in the 2000-naughts. I remember that time as being after we put up our underachieving web sites by hand but before we boasted of our non-accomplishments on social media.

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Giving Up Social Media - One Month Later

As I write this it’s February 4th. On New Year’s Eve, or roughly 35 days ago, I announced my decision to give up social media. A couple of days later, I refined that to be a three week test, lest my mind react would react as it often does to a perceived deprivation by doing the opposite of what we’re trying to will it to do. Today I’m here to give a retrospective report on the experiment, which had great results overall.

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Vegan Diet and Cholesterol

This week I got the news of my blood test results from my doctor. I was very pleased to see that my cholesterol numbers had improved dramatically, since this was one of my main reasons to adopt a plant based diet. (In fact my doctor had once mentioned that a plant based diet was the best way to bring the numbers down).

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