Jul
25
2021

transgender

"Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth." --wikipedia
Jul
19
2021

the nuclear family

"a married couple which may have any number of children" --wikipedia
Jul
18
2021

the American Dream

"a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers." --wikipedia
Jul
18
2021

meritocracy

"system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class. Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination or demonstrated achievement." --wikipedia
Jul
14
2021

Robert Anton Wilson

by request. "self-described agnostic mystic... emerged as a major countercultural figure in the mid-1970s, comparable to one of his coauthors, Timothy Leary." --wikipedia
Jul
14
2021

Timothy Leary

"He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy, such as 'turn on, tune in, drop out', 'set and setting', and 'think for yourself and question authority'." --wikipedia. Social impact (public) and personal LoC (paid-subscriber access).
Jul
14
2021

Terence McKenna

"American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants." --wikipedia. Social impact (public) and personal LoC (paid-subscriber access).
Jul
13
2021

LGBT community

Also, calibrations for gay, lesbian, bi and trans communities individually. By request.
Jul
03
2021

Sen no Rikyu, tea master

1522-1591, "considered the... most profound influence on chanoyu, the Japanese 'Way of Tea'.... He was also the first to emphasize several key aspects of the ceremony, including rustic simplicity, directness of approach and honesty of self." --wikipedia
Jun
20
2021

Scott Adams

"created the Dilbert comic, written numerous books on self-development and persuasion. He also has a large follow[ing] on social media and his blog. He does a daily live show on youtube where he talks about persuasion and truth in the media."
Jun
16
2021

selected languages: English, Russian, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese

by request
Jun
16
2021

Aruna Khilanani

Lecturing at Yale: "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step, like I did the world a f------ favor,"
Jun
10
2021

The 1619 Project

"The project was first published in The New York Times Magazine in August 2019 for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colony of Virginia." --wikipedia
Jun
10
2021

SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center

Was at 310 in Truth vs. Falsehood, 2005.
Jun
10
2021

On Having Whiteness

by Donald Moss (a white person) published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Jun
08
2021

Is there systemic racism in the US?

And at what level does it seem to be true?
May
31
2021

Memorial Day

“The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. The holiday was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.” —Wikipedia
May
24
2021

marriage

The institution of marriage
May
13
2021

a warm embrace

Hugs. Are there physical, mental or spiritual benefits?
May
02
2021

cancel culture

"a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to have been 'cancelled'." --wikipedia