Category Archives: Reflections

MASTER OF MY SOUL

An eerie silence has descended upon our house. For several days six children, six adults, two dogs and a cat have been compressed into limited living quarters. Chaos has reined supreme. Now the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season … Continue reading

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WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE

I just spoke to someone who actually left sunny Southern California to take a midwinter vacation above the Arctic circle. As a psychiatrist I can assure you that she is not certifiably crazy for making such a decision. She is … Continue reading

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FRIENDSHIP

This morning I had breakfast with an unusual group of men. For more than forty years some of us have been getting together on a regular basis. Most of the participants have doctorates in various disciplines ranging from theology to … Continue reading

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HAPPY YULE TIDE

I calculated that I have celebrated almost six hundred official holidays during the course of my life. Many were joyous. Others were less so. Even though Christmas time in our family has generally been warm and wonderful, specific recollection about … Continue reading

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REFLECTED GLORY

According to biblical cosmology, God created a greater light to rule the day and a lesser light to rule the night. He also created smaller lights which he called the stars. Perhaps we could analogize this hierarchy of lights to … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE?

As an adolescent my parents immersed me in the old time gospel religion. I’m grateful that memorization of scripture was a part of my indoctrination. To this date I am able to dredge from my memory biblical verses (often contradictory) … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN LIFE DIED

In my previous blog post I made a number of comments about recent history and the holocaust. I suggested that much effort is being expended to keep the holocaust memories alive versus allowing them to fade into the dust bin … Continue reading

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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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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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