Category Archives: Reflections

SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH “THE OCTOGENARIAN”

Listen to internet radio with vcubed on BlogTalkRadio On Saturday, May 5, 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing “The Octogenarian” along with his long time friend, Dr. Jim Skalicky. We hope you enjoy this interview. ============================================================== By the end … Continue reading

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IS MARRIAGE OBSOLETE?

In the middle of the last century most women postponed pregnancy until they were married. This was true whether they were rich or poor, college educated or not or belonged to different ethnic groups. During those years the coupling of … Continue reading

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WHEN PAIN AND ANGUISH WRING THE BROW

I have arrived at an age where discussion of physical problems creeps into many social conversations. Whereas younger men tend to obsess about sports, women and sex, geezers tend to frequently focus upon aches and pains. I have observed that … Continue reading

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL

Allow me to make some disjointed and rambling comments on how our world is shrinking. Our global interconnectedness is truly miraculous and far exceeds the wildest dreams of my childhood. In the era of sailing ships intercontinental messages would take … Continue reading

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THEY FLASH ACROSS THE INNER EYE

Some quotations seem to choose us. Surreptitiously they slink into to the memory and remain without apparent effort to retain them. Most likely they glom on to something important in the unconscious. For me, a poem by Wordsworth represents such … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL (GENES) MADE ME DO IT (II)

In a previous communication I suggested that unconscious factors set limits to our free will. Many things that we feel under our control might originate outside of our volition. Each of us enters the world within a given culture and … Continue reading

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A GARDEN OF INSANITY

Recently my wife’s movie group allowed me to accompany them to see a film entitled, “Deep Blue Sea”. Most of the women who attended disliked the film. Personally, I liked it. I enjoyed the professionalism of the British actors, the … Continue reading

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MARSHMALLOWS

My grandfather entered this world immediately before the American Civil War. In childhood he had contact with natives who still were stone age people. As mementos he had a collection of indian arrowheads that he kept in a cigar box. … Continue reading

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HOW DO PORCUPINES MAKE LOVE?

I recently saw the stage play, “ART.” Subsequently I read a newspaper commentary regarding the play. The drama critic described the work as a lightweight effort, a piece of “fluff.” To the contrary, I felt the play portrayed important issues … Continue reading

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JUST A SONG OF TWILIGHT

Senescent changes occur so slowly that they are imperceptible on a day to day basis. One mid life morning we awaken and barely recognize ourself. The face staring back at us from the mirror appears old. Nasolabial folds have deepened … Continue reading

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