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Jan
2021
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Defecation, Fornication, and Dissociation

Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaFriday, January 8, 2021 Defecation, Fornication, and Dissociation A most troubling triad, I know, but here’s the point: Every single day, unless you’re eating extremely poorly, you poop at some point. It’s a good thing, ridding the of...
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Nov
2020
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An Ode to Dr. Larry Brooks

Arbor Heights, Seattle, WashingtonWednesday, November 25, 2020 An Ode to Dr. Larry Brooks Fractal geometry, way beyond my comprehension, refers to how a part of an object mirrors its larger version. In essence, then, a leaf predicts the form of a tree....
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14
Oct
2020
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Covid and Complexity

Wednesday, October 14, 2020Glendale, California Covid and Complexity We human beings struggle mightily with the endless complexity of our world. It arouses anxiety. To cope, we tend to categorize, i.e. Democrat versus Republican, Black versus White, Theism versus Atheism. The Covid pandemic...
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9
May
2020
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The Perfect Paradox of Identity

Saturday, May 9, 2020Glendale, California The Perfect Paradox of Identity On the one hand, most psychologists and philosophers agree that, to function effectively as an adult, you need a cohesive sense of identity. The narrative should be coherent, have a certain stability, and...
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12
Apr
2020
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Covid: Living in the Pre-Industrial Age

Sunday, April 12, 2020 Glendale, California Covid: Living in the Pre-Industrial Age Probably not the best time for a history lesson, but this bizarre period of “sheltering in place” brings the industrial revolution to mind. Until then, most people worked from home....
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10
Mar
2020
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Watching the Ego Flicker

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Chiang Rei, Thailand Watching the Ego Flicker Validating either the mystical, the unconscious, or both, I began engaging in two new daily behaviors starting on: One-One-Twenty-Twenty. They began out of nowhere. I resumed practicing Zazen, a form of...
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30
Dec
2019
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Are We Humans a Virus to the Earth?

Sunday, December 29, 2019 Palm Springs, California Are We Humans a Virus to the Earth? After several days of escaping the city into the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail, a foolish walk along Palm Canyon Drive—Palm Springs’ main shopping street—brings dark...
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1
Sep
2019
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Psychoanalyzing An Employee’s Betrayal

Sunday, September 1, 2019 Glendale, California Psychoanalyzing An Employee’s Betrayal The most painful of interpersonal trauma—betrayal by spouses, relatives, or friends often leads people to seek help from psychoanalysts like me. Of all people, it was Sigmund Freud who identified the three...
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