This blog is my extended exploration of how to live well, both as individuals and collectively as a continually evolving species, with an emphasis on systems. I write about lifestyle experiments, metaprogramming (my take on spirituality — how to program your own brain), creative work (writing and music), personal finance, health and nutrition, and other topics that interest me. I also let readers know about my latest fiction and music releases.
Material from this blog has been featured on CNN, Shareable, The Doctors (TV show), the front page of Reddit, Ignite SF, Why We Listen (podcast), and numerous other blogs.
While I hope to inspire others and share what I’ve learned, I mainly blog as a form of personal growth. Blogging forces me to refine and develop my ideas, and to examine and better understand my own experiences.
Where To Start?
If you’re feeling ambitious you could read my entire blog, using my list of all posts as a guide. Or you could narrow in using the search box or the categories in the right sidebar. To give you an idea of what has interested other readers, here are some of my most-read posts since I started this blog in 2009:
Donations (or lack thereof)
I don’t solicit direct donations or have any kind of paid subscription plan for this blog — the content of this blog is completely free! If you’d like to help me out financially, please purchase something from my Albums page (here’s my latest). Or purchase a book via my favorite science fiction novels page.
Or, consider donating to one of the non-profits I support (all important for our collective progress as human beings):
Creative Commons License
Feel free to reblog posts from this site with attribution, for non-commercial use only (I don’t automatically grant repost permission if your site runs ads, but feel free to inquire). Excerpts, mash-ups, and cosmetic/formatting changes are fine, but please don’t modify the original text. Here’s the Creative Commons license for all blog posts on this site:
This work by J.D. Moyer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.jdmoyer.com.
I’m not a doctor or a medical professional. Nothing on this blog should be taken as professional medical advice. I’m just sharing information, opinions, and ideas. Maybe you’ll learn something here, but if you have a serious health issue, please see a qualified professional. Same goes for personal finance, career, relationship advice. Use at your own risk.
My take on belief systems is that they should be malleable, and based on the available evidence. My own beliefs evolve as I learn new things and accumulate experiences. In that spirit, all viewpoints are welcome here, as long as they’re expressed reasonably (ideally with some supporting evidence). I have no interest in writing an echo-chamber blog, or having just one type of reader.
That said, please be respectful and reasonably polite, especially to other commenters (even if they are not as sophisticated or knowledgeable as you, or happen to be wrong).
Sometimes I turn on moderation, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear right away. I sometimes delete spam comments, personal attacks, or arguments I grow weary of.
I sometimes display advertisements on this blog. The primary purpose of this blog is not to make money, but I like getting paid as much as anyone. In the past I experimented with the WordPress WordAds program, and starting December of 2016 I’ve started placing limited Google AdSense ads in older popular posts. My intention is to keep the main page and most posts ad-free. If you don’t like seeing any ads online I recommend AdBlock for Chrome.
To date, none of the posts on this site are sponsored, nor do I have any sponsors for the site in general (if you’re interested, please get in touch via my Contact page). I do sometimes use Amazon Affiliate links for books I recommend (but I encourage you to purchase books from your local bookstore, if you have one). I promote releases on my label Loöq Records in the right sidebar.
All opinions on this site are my own.
Banner photographs are from NASA. Thank you U.S. space program!
In posts I often use Creative Commons license photographs from Flickr, and link directly to the original picture. If I’ve used a Creative Commons photograph of yours/you and you’d prefer I didn’t, please let me know via my Contact page and I’ll take it down immediately.