Culture

Let’s Be Machines!

  The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully… Read More ›

Nap Time

From CampusReform.org, comes the following: Southern Illinois University will soon host a month-long series of “nap-ins” to help guide students on their “internal journey to diversity.” There will be four two-hour nap sessions offered, after which students will be able… Read More ›

The Gifted Mendelssohn

Some people have talent in spades.  Since we here at the Asylum, well, most of us anyway, have a difficult time just shifting through the media frenzy for the truth each day, trying to discern the color of lies, half… Read More ›

The Addicted American

Over-prescribed, over-medicated and addicted. That’s the sobering report from RT.com, and it’s not about Generation X or Y (though they share in the addiction) it’s about older Americans. Number of US seniors on multiple psychotropic drugs doubles over decade The… Read More ›

Take Five…or Maybe Ten

It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time director of Moscow’s Film Association of Parcel… Read More ›

Eliminating Brain Gunk

Beset by mindless distractions in the modern era is just part of living in it.  Cell phones, texting, social media, TV, movies, music – we’re surrounded by it. Social beings that most of us are, we want and need to… Read More ›