What Does America Deserve?

Making It Great Ever Again Is Going To Take A Lot More Than Electing The Same Person Who Got Duped The Last Time Yea, I know. It’s supposed to be my day off, right? So was yesterday…and the day before that, when I published [a day late] my 3rd and final installment on the intersection…

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Expanding The Definition of Consciousness: Purposeful Communication

A Wild and Revolutionary Thesis That Questions Premises In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. genesis 1:1-2 [This is Part 3. Parts 1 and 2 are here and here.] Introduction Well, here we are with the third and final……...


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Teaching 5th Graders About Hang-Gliding

Theory To Practice Here we are. I know what’s due tonight—the third installment of my miniseries on AI and consciousness, human consciousness, and the potential for digital consciousness. What is consciousness, anyway? That’s what this third installment is supposed to focus on. The second part mostly dealt with big brains, and the first installment was…

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Anxiety in the Face of the AI Revolution

From Fire to Silicon: Getting Used to Radical Advancement “As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be.” lorenzo snow [This is Part 2. Parts 1 and 3 are here and here.] The quote is from 1840. Snow was the 5th president of the LDS Church, the Mormons. It popped……...


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Man Created God In His Own Image

The Next Evolution of “God;” and Installing Escalators and Elevators in the Tower of Babel So man created God in his own image, in the image of man created he Him;only one true God created he Him. Neo-Genesis 1:27 [This is Part 1. Parts 2 and 3 are here and here.] Introduction Brace yourselves. What…

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Everything You Need and Nothing You Don’t

An Essentials Story This post is a continuation of this one. How much of your life is spent seeking to gain and keep inessential things? We all do it, there’s no denying it. And in a good sense, isn’t that what prosperity, happiness, and higher states of well-being are all about or at least partly…

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Just The Basic Facts — Changes to Site & Newsletter

RelaxI’ll need some information firstJust the basic factsCan you show me where it hurts? (Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb; The Wall, 1979) Tomorrow, I’ll publish the whole soul-searching story in prose and video. For now, just the raw details because some changes have already taken place, some are happening as soon and this is published, and…

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What Would “Freedom of Business” Look Like?

Significant restructuring is in place as concerns FreeTheAnimal and The Swagger (newsletter). I’ll update with details in a few days time. In the meantime… In an email piece “The Spear in AI’s Back,” at The Daily Reckoning by Charles Hugh Smith (not online yet) puts it succinctly: The spear in AI’s back is the American…

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Seeing Assumptions As Assumptions Reveals The Truth

The Swagger #26 — Tuesday Truth With Low-Carb Opening Acts Good morning from a rainy day in Pattaya. It’s about time. Stuff needed cooling down, plus a steam cleaning and rinse. And so it begins. The first real rain in months leading to what’s unimaginatively called the rainy season…though in these particular parts, it’s not……...


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No-Pill #64 Three Segments of Romantic Love

The Triad of Romance: Foundations, Dynamics, and Potential – The Unseen Power of Philosophical Alignment No-Pill #63 Romantic-Love Standards No-Pill #65 Two Types of Romantic-Love Relationships “Delve into the core mechanics of a romantic relationship. Learn about the essential role of shared fundamental values, understanding man-woman dynamics, and envisioning a shared future. Discover how philosophical……...


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Eww Gut Bugs Chapter 5 — Our Microbiome Evolution Through the Last 12,000 Years

Chapter 4 Chapter 6 [11,000 words, 91 footnotes] SUMMARY As we journey through the annals of human history in this chapter, we unravel how our gut microbiome has evolved—or devolved—over the course of 12,000 years. From the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers adapting to post-Ice Age life to modern-day humans grappling with technology’s double-edged sword, each era sheds……...


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No-Pill #63 Romantic-Love Standards

The Unapologetic Pursuit of Self-Defined Love: Defying Societal Standards for a Passionate Partnership No-Pill #62 Romantic Love, Freedom, and the DTC Technique No-Pill #64 Three Segments of Romantic Love Unchain yourself from societal expectations and find profound love rooted in mutual growth. Discover how discipline, thought, and control can guide you towards a thriving romantic……...


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Current Political Events in the Western Civilization Clown-Car World

The Swagger #24 — Thursday Rage Against, and a Wake-up Call Just Doin’ Yer Job Isn’t Enough Western Civilization is in shambles and continues to crumble. Its people are in chains of their own making…of complacency and distraction. Contrary to obvious appearances, your governments are anything but inept. They’re not fools. They’re cowardly pragmatists looking……...


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The Story of My Passion for Frequent Gym Training

A Special The Swagger #23 — Wednesday Hey Because Amazing Story Time It dawned on me in the pool today. Yesterday, I published here at FreeTheAnimal and at The Swagger that I’d revamped my stab at a workout manual all my own, now Full-Body High-Frequency For-Life and whereas I got almost zero interest on the……...


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A Fitness Program You Can Live With: For-Life

The Swagger #23 — A Tuesday Subdued and Chill Edition Greetings from scorching Pattaya, Thailand, where everyone is complaining about the heat, except me. It may be the only thing I don’t bellyache about. At all. Ever. It’s great to live in a place where truly miserable weather is a rarity, and that reality seems……...


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Gatekeeping Your Online Life for Peace and Tranquility

The Swagger #22 — Sunday Come to Jesus Greetings from poolside, Pattaya on what’s for me, a Sunday afternoon. I’ve always liked spending time at the pool and, truth be told, more so than the beach. Generally. Lots of reasons. Some exceptions. The heat has been stifling, so there’s been that reason to spend more……...


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No-Pill #62 Romantic Love, Freedom, and the DTC Technique

Navigating the Battlefield of Love: A Radical Approach to Romantic Relationships No-Pill #61 Aphrodisiacs – Negative and Positive No-Pill #63 Romantic-Love Standards Unearth a fresh perspective on love and relationships, where self-discovery, mutual growth, and unabashed individuality reign supreme. This isn’t just about finding love—it’s about forging a bond built on shared values and respect……...


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Whole Food, GLP-1 Fat Loss Supplements, and Gatekeeping Your Online for Peace

The Swagger #21 — The Thursday ‘How May I Help You KISS Everything?’ Edition Enough of what I think about stuff for once. This one is all about how a few things I’ve learned over the years can streamline your life and make it better. For this time, I’m choosing three areas. 1. Get Real……...


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No-Pill #61 Aphrodisiacs – Negative and Positive

Rejecting the Quick Fix: The Path to Genuine Joy and Fulfillment No-Pill #60 Mysticism, Alcohol, Marijuana, Sugar, and Tobacco: Effects on Love and Sex No-Pill #62 Romantic Love, Freedom, and the DTC Technique Dive deep into the exploration of true human joy, fulfillment, and genuine romantic love. This article strips away the illusions of instant……...


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