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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! Some of us have had suicidal thoughts in the past. Some of us are currently having suicidal thoughts. Some of us have put those thoughts into actions and have had abandoned attempts. Some of us have fully attempted… Continue Reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”
I woke up the other morning thinking about how when I quit my job more than seven months ago, I never thought I’d experience nostalgia about my twelve-year career there. At least not to the degree that I have. It wasn’t the first time… Continue Reading “Employment Nostalgia”
On July 2, 2021, I joined about a hundred-million other Americans and partook in a medical practice that has occurred for more than two centuries, I received my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically Moderna. I didn’t want to get the vaccine right… Continue Reading “Vaccination?”
Should You Go Back to School? Table of Contents Introduction A Data-Driven Evaluation Making a Choice and Initiating the Admission Process Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Other Financial Aid In Conclusion Introduction An adult or independent non-traditional student is typically defined as a student attending… Continue Reading “Should You Go Back to School?”
These past several years I have really been noticing a significant rise in bravado, grandiosity, self-aggrandizing, and a false sense of social importance, particularly among young American men. This pretentious view that one is special and important, and that the choices they make have… Continue Reading “The Privilege and Risks of Pretentious and Delusional Self-Importance in American Youth”
Prajñāpāramitā Part III: The Lotus Sutra This is my third and final installment on the three core sutras that define Mahayana Buddhism. It has taken me four years to complete a study of these ancient Buddhist scripture in order to walk away feeling as though… Continue Reading “Prajñāpāramitā Part III: The Sacred Lotus of the Dharma”
[Warning: this article contains discussions of suicide, caution is advised for readers who may be triggered by this subject] This writing was never intended for this website, but I have a lot to say and no other internet medium allows me unlimited space to… Continue Reading “Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Looking Glass”