This deceptively simple diagram above illustrates a basic fact about being human. We are bounded and limited by the constraints placed on us by the universe — the laws of physics, for example — and our own biology and psychology.

The world also has boundaries that we cannot surmount or…

Below is a diagram of how I see the relationship between Mind, Behavior, and the Environment (including other people).

My conception of the Self is very much what some people would call “materialist” in that it does not recognize any aspects of mind or consciousness that somehow transcend the brain…

Before 9/11. Before the Dot.Com Crash.

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Scott Rowland was almost always the first person to arrive at the Hadix Software offices. He generally pulled into the parking lot at seven-thirty a.m. It was his favorite time to be there, with no one else present and only the hum of computers to greet him with the…

Sue Warga has been a freelance copy editor for over twenty-five years. She copy edited the New York Times bestselling physics memoir, by Amanda Gefter, which was described by physicist Sean Carroll as “the most charming book ever written about the fundamental nature of reality,” which…

Chapter One of… Z-FILES!!

Dana Scuzzy couldn’t remember if her new partner’s nickname was Sparky or Spunky. Or maybe it was Spiffy. Foxy ‘Spiffy’ Muldoon? Did that sound right?

“Heya, Spiffy,” she said. No, that didn’t sound right. And was it Muldoon or Mulberry? Foxy ‘Spuds’ Mulberry… Nope. ‘Spanky’ Mueller…

This is a story about a guy on Death Row.

This guy couldn’t be anywhere else but on Death Row, unless he was still in that stall in the Men’s Room at the Staten Island Ferry. You know, the last one on the left? The one with the ooze running…

A couple of nobodies, that’s all they were. A couple of neon-decked-out losers who didn’t matter to nobody. Charlie and his pals did the first one quick, a knife in the belly, the Louisville across the back of the neck. He was dead.

The other one was obviously scared, even…

Stephen L. Antczak

I write about topics that interest me: psychology, creativity, information, writing, science, health & fitness, philosophy, and sci-fi. I also write fiction.

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