Mental Health Malpractice Cover-up. Castlewood Treatment Center seeks to purchase plaintiff gag-order.

by  —  November 9, 2013

As revelations of a major Mental Health Care scandal come to light, a malpractice settlement threatens to conceal the issue from scrutiny once more. On November 21, 2011, the first of four disturbingly similar malpractice lawsuits was filed against Castlewood Treatment Center, LLC. Among the allegations, a former client of the St. Louis based eating […]

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by  —  February 14, 2010

I spend a chunk of each year directing a traveling food adventure show for The Food Network, Discovery Asia and Food TV UK. The really fantastic thing about the job is not only the travel, but also that I work with local people for a solid week in each location. It provides a window on […]

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by  —  October 18, 2009

On a recent trip to mainland China I spent most of my time in a city called Hangzhou. The population of this beautiful city is somewhere around 3 million souls. A lot of Chinese people rely on the bicycle for transport as well as scooters. Chinese cities are very congested like their Euro counterparts so […]

Imagining the World without You

by  —  October 11, 2009

There is a way to look at existence which involves the concept of light cones; at the very least it governs technically the ability we have to communicate, to exchange information, with one another. This is an optimization of how people can exchange voice, image and/or data, because we don’t simply exchange information at the […]

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The Negative Mutation of Social Networks

by  —  February 20, 2009

One of the great things about the internet is that it brings people together. One of the unbelievably awful things about the internet is that it mates that ‘bringing together of people’ with the double curse of the average human: (1) the difficulty to discriminate in choice and (2) the propensity to hoard and believe […]

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by  —  June 18, 2008

psilocybin, n. An alkaloid, found in several mushrooms native to Central America (esp. of the genus Psilocybe), which when ingested produces hallucinogenic effects similar to those of LSD but milder and more short-lived. Cf. magic mushroom n. at MAGIC adj. Special uses. Psilocybin is the dihydrogen phosphate ester of psilocin. Formula: C12H17N2O4P. 1958 A. HOFMANN […]

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by  —  April 7, 2008

In vampire lore it has been said that a vampire cannot enter your house unless they are invited. This is useful to remember because the world is indeed full of vampires. They come in all shapes and sizes and walk among us every day. Now, I am not speaking about the kind with long teeth, […]

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by  —  February 15, 2008

I am one of those people who rarely remembers my dreams but jet lag has thrown me the keys to Pandora’s flat for the time being. The other night I dreamt that I died. It wasn’t anything dramatic, no fiery plane crash, no end of the world scenario. It just occurred to me that it […]

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