Sociology Of Mental Illness

Recently, the Party Planning Committee at Chumley Fortesque Memorial Community College invited me to deliver my bread and butter lecture, “Why You So Messed Up, Man?” I accepted. A bright-eyed assemblage of students still clutching desperately onto the concept of upward mobility, and several inebriated janitors ducking responsibilities, filled the dingy lunchroom, which had been […]

The Great Creativity Quote Quiz

Can You Accurately Attribute These Pearls Of Wisdom? “Poetry is far too important to be left to the sane.” a.) Heavy D b.) Morbidly Obese D c.) Physically Fit D d.) Taz Mopula “Mediocre art misrepresents reality; great art obliterates it.” a.) Martha Stewart b.) Norman Rockwell c.) Stacy London d.) Taz Mopula “If you […]

The Great Epigram Quiz

The use and abuse of quotes, aphorisms, and bromides has grown to epidemic proportions; today the Internet is awash in frequently misattributed, pithy sentiments. Who really said the following? 1.“Why pay to exercise in a gym when you can enjoy an exercise in futility for free whenever you like?” a.) Cicero b.) Snooki c.) Sisyphus […]

The Great Art Quote Quiz

Match The Pithy Quote With Who Really Said It 1. “Poetry is far too important to be left to the sane.” a.) Rod McKuen b.) Richard Bach c.) Erich Segal d.) Taz Mopula 2. “Mediocre art misrepresents reality; great art obliterates it.” a.) Grandma Moses b.) Norman Rockwell c.) Andrew Wyeth d.) Taz Mopula 3. […]

DSM-5 Challenges Sanity Definition

Most of us who wrestle with mental health issues also must confront feelings of low self-esteem. When we fully appreciate that we are not quite “normal” we may come to believe that we are “less than”. But that feeling does not last forever. For the most part we work hard to address our maladies and […]

It’s Lonely At The Top

The students who attend Tucson University, America’s most prestigious online learning resource, are scattered throughout the country. Consequently, a traditional graduation ceremony is both logistically challenging and inappropriate. This year’s graduation ceremony was special indeed. Because Tucson, (sometimes referred to as Virtual U), finds its entire existence in digital ether; featured guest speaker Taz Mopula […]

TAZ TALKS

TAZ TALK was founded in 1984 and has been held annually at the Airport Holiday Inn outside Aspen, Colorado ever since. The TAZ TALK Mission Statement is as follows: We believe passionately in the power of seminars to fill seats. Our goal is to establish a clearinghouse of warmed-over twaddle carefully constructed to allow fuzzy-headed ultra-liberals unencumbered access […]

Washed Up Reviewed by K. Eby

    Click Cover to Order Axis of Brilliance Washed Up is another great ride. Again, Alistair shows his talent for introducing us to characters who span an entire axis. Wealthy/Not, Healthy/Not, on their way out/on their way back…in a mathematic axis, these people are dots who live (or will live) in the x AND y […]

Self Medication

The first time I heard the term “self-medication” I laughed out loud. In searching for an analogy one thinks immediately of the old adage – the lawyer who defends himself has a fool for a client. But that’s when the stakes are low, going free or going to jail. How about when the stakes are […]