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August Doldrums

A couple of days ago, Jorge stopped by for one of his impromptu visits.  Since the weather was hot and muggy, we sipped tall glasses of ice tea instead of our usual coffees.  My pal said he was feeling listless … Continue reading

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Why Smart People Hurt (Review)

The habit of checking out self-help books is a hard one to break, but I’ve cut back considerably the past few years. I didn’t realize I slipped and brought home another one until I sat down to read my latest gleanings from the … Continue reading

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Magnificent Desolation (Review)

In one way, astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s second autobiography, Magnificent Desolation, is like the tone poem by Richard Strauss, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”.  The first portion builds up to a dizzying climax and then settles into standard fare.  The “theme” to the … Continue reading

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Culture Of Anxiety

“Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.”–Andrew Cohen Every age and every generation … Continue reading

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Black Thursday

I grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression.  No, I wasn’t alive until well after the end of the financial catastrophy.  But I still believe that my childhood and early life was strongly influenced by the austerity of … Continue reading

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