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Malcolm Gladwell’s “Talking to Strangers” Is Simultaneously Riveting and Wrong

Reading Malcolm Gladwell’s “Talking to Strangers” would be akin to reading Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” Neither were intended to be read; they were written to be performed. And Malcolm Gladwell is nothing save the consummate [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on Malcolm Gladwell’s “Talking to Strangers” Is Simultaneously Riveting and Wrong

“Succession”… or… Lifestyles of the Rich and Sexually Deviant

There’s no such thing as a sexual relationship. ~ Jacques Lacan On Season 1 of “Succession” viewers witnessed… the sado-masochistic whip-mark welts on Logan Roy’s back Roman masturbate into a glass window overlooking the [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Film Reviews|Comments Off on “Succession”… or… Lifestyles of the Rich and Sexually Deviant

Why You Think The Shit That You Think: A Book Outline

Each person has an individual epistemological paradigm that constitutes what s/he considers to be “normal.” According to much of Western psychology, these paradigms exist in our unconscious minds. Phenomena outside of these paradigms are [...]

By |September 7th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|Comments Off on Why You Think The Shit That You Think: A Book Outline

Why Isn’t There Already An Algorithm to Predict School Shooters?

Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse was brutally murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, forwarded me this article last week entitled “Op-Ed: We have studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here’s what we’ve learned about [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|Comments Off on Why Isn’t There Already An Algorithm to Predict School Shooters?

“Conceiving with Love” by Denise Wiesner: Book Review

Denise Wiesner’s new book “Conceiving with Love” will change the way you think about sex. It is a whole-body approach to creating intimacy, reigniting passion, and increasing fertility. Although this book was specifically written [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “Conceiving with Love” by Denise Wiesner: Book Review

“Open Wide” by Melissa Ambrosini: Book Review

Let go of your expectations and Open Wide to the possibility of thing unfolding in other — maybe more magical — ways! Stay Open Wide! ~ Melissa Ambrosini Melissa Ambrosini is the most passionate writer I have ever [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on “Open Wide” by Melissa Ambrosini: Book Review

Woke and Broke: Why Every Millennial and Gen Z-er Needs to Read “Kids These Days”

“…owners always think of workers as just another cost to be reduced.” ~ Malcolm Harris Of late, my psychotherapy practice has been flooded with millennials in various stages of crisis asking how they got [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Comments Off on Woke and Broke: Why Every Millennial and Gen Z-er Needs to Read “Kids These Days”

How Would You Feel If You Saw an Angry Mob in the Google Parking Lot Dragging Google Executives from Their Teslas and Marching Them Towards a Guillotine?

Could the United States of America be heading toward a violent revolution like the French Revolution of 1789–1799? What is the tipping point that would cause you to do whatever necessary to protect and [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|