Category Archives: Commentary

WRITER’S BLOCK

Was I too harsh in my comments about the muse that abandoned me? At times words gush from my keyboard as water from an open hydrant. The experience having a drought of ideas or productivity gnaws upon my sense of … Continue reading

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CAN’ T WE ALL GET ALONG?

My wife raises chickens. She orders them from a mail order catalogue. The catalogue illustrates the large variety of different breeds that are available. Within less than twenty four hours of placing an order the baby chicks arrive in a … Continue reading

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WHEN MY MUSE HAS FORSAKEN ME

My muse has cruelly abandoned me. It almost seems that she has become my enemy, a green eyed, fanged monster who blocks my intent. What does Erato want from me? It is not that I lack ideas. Dozens flit through … Continue reading

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INTEGRITY VERSUS DESPAIR

I have often quipped that Freud and Jung were the great myth makers of the twentieth century. Both proposed broad theories of human behavior that were highly speculative and rife with conjecture. Yet, myths often convey powerful allegorical truths. The … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE TO DEAD WHITE MALES

A phrase that is often bandied about is, “dead white males”. Usually the term is used to disparage the contributions made by caucasian males in the past. In reality there is much to criticize about the masculine gender of humans. … Continue reading

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THE ANOINTED

I often encounter well meaning, politically correct people, who pride themselves on their liberal views. Almost all of them are college graduates and a surprising number have advanced degrees. Often their comments reflect a subtle disdain for the unwashed proletariat, … Continue reading

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CAN THE LEOPARD CHANGE?

As a young psychiatrist I was periodically employed by the Superior court of California as a consultant. One case that I evaluated continues to stand out in my mind. It involved a group of middle class young adults who came … Continue reading

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GOOD INTENTIONS

An old proverb maintains that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. That this adage has persisted over a number of generations might suggest that it has some validity. It poses the interesting question whether evil can masquerade … Continue reading

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OF BUFFALO DUNG

In Spanish the word Tonto means stupid. The radio program, The Lone Ranger, had its debut during the nineteen twenties. In that era it was assumed that indigenous peoples were not as intelligent as Caucasians. In the decade of my … Continue reading

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A QUESTION FOR OUR TIMES

From time to time my readers encourage me to write my thoughts on various subjects. In lieu of doing that, I am forwarding comments I received from a former veteran regarding the role of women in combat. Based upon my … Continue reading

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