Triggering cortisol is the best way to start any fundraiser.

Look, I’m not a neuroscientist. I’m not even a biologist. …

And why you should be angry about it.

First thing I noticed in England was how many old people were out and about. Natural hair color, canes, carry bags — they were everywhere! On trains, in stores, ambling about, often as couples or in small groups, but just as frequently completely alone.

And everyone acted like it was…

So people, right? Am I right?

They get themselves into situations. Troubles. Dead ends. Disasters.

And when they do, the rest of us have to help. Oh, sure, we may sigh, swear a little, and feel frustrated that ONCE AGAIN someone needs bail money.

But we help. Either as individuals…

A small dark figure steals the “O” from a large red sign that says VOTE.

Think it’s over once all the votes are counted? Not by a long shot. The Electoral College provides plenty of ways to game the system and I’ll guarantee you that both sides know exactly how this works.

FIRST, Faithless Electors. Electors promise to vote for the presidential candidate who gets…

The time to rebuild is coming. We must each think about how that should happen, because happen it must.

We are all at fault. Blindness kept us from seeing who was oppressed, abused, left behind, neglected, and left out. Indifference to our national values put evil in power. Arrogance and…

“If you’re at risk, you should just stay home. No reason for everyone else to have to wear a mask.”

“If you don’t like what Trump is doing, then get the hell out of the country.”

Finally, after weeks of thinking through this, I’ve called my final lifelines and friends…

So. First world problem.

My phone is broken. It won’t boot. I’ve tried deleting the cache, reset to factory, all that, everything I can find online.

It won’t boot past logo.

It’s bad broke.

It’s also old. Like an Android S-5.

I know. Don’t rag on me. …

Young female judo black belt throws man with orange hair in business suit to the ground. It’s supposed to be Trump.

The Judo of Politics

It really doesn’t do much good to talk about Trump being a malignant narcissist. Yes, it’s useful to put a name on what’s wrong with him, but it doesn’t tell us how to deal with him.

Instead, let’s focus on his behaviors that could very likely…

Tell us a better story about ourselves.

If we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s this: facts don’t matter.

There are always alternative facts.

Trumps supporters get this. They explain it this way: Trump is truthful, but not factual. That’s at the heart of any Donald Trump speech, position or narrative. …

Why do normal people like Trump? The answer is both incredibly simple and profoundly complex.

Fear of uncertainty.

Fear of the different.

Fear of death.

And it’s all your brain’s fault. Here’s why.

Survival on your mind

Your brain wants you to stay alive. It uses fear to create urgency and rewards you when…

Cyn Mobley

Attorney, CA & TN. Retired naval officer and black belt in Isshinryu. Generally peaceful. Blogs at

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