Some thoughts on insomnia

There’s a story up on slashdot about heavy sleepers. At one time I had trouble with sleeping, so I  posted a comment about how I enhanced my ability to fall asleep at night:

My memories of going to sleep as a child are of tossing and turning every night in bed.

My parents bought my brother a waterbed when he outgrew his twin bed. I thought I’d fall asleep quicker in a waterbed than my old mattress, so I pestered my parents endlessly until they relented and bought me a waterbed too. It didn’t help.

I learned about self-hypnosis, lucid dreaming, and “mental imagery” when I was 17 years old. One style of self-hypnosis calls for relaxing the physical body, then relaxing the mind. I was fascinated by the prospects of “internal senses”.
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To Save The Gulf, Send The Enterprise

The real Planet Earth has an ongoing situation that could use a ship of superheros like those in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek soap opera.

60+ days have passed since the Deepwater Horizon’s explosion and sinking. BP company engineers have been working continuously to stop the oil, but all efforts to plug the gusher in the gulf have failed. Efforts to contain the oil are ongoing, but the best case scenario calls for the well to run until the relief wells are completed in August.

In short, people are becoming aware that BP’s Big Problem in the Gulf of Mexico is probably the most epic environmental catastrophe of the past 1000 years.

If only the Enterprise was available to help.

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Welcome to Teslabox.com

I originally purchased teslabox.com some 7 years ago, when I was about to lose my longstanding email address. I didn’t put up a homepage until January 2009. After a year and a half of hand-coded webpages, I finally decided to switch to WordPress, a modern Content management system [CMS].

WordPress does all the work, and I just make some content. Should have done this years ago. 🙂

-james