Connection

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posted Apr 25, 2018


scientificamerican.com My recent phone encounter with a Microsoft customer service representative from India has renewed my faith in humanity. Not that I’d lost all faith, but the constant, depressing revelations in the news these days chip away at it.  A dose of  connection between two people on different sides...

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The Crap I Think Of!! Fixation # 1,967: Human Communication Is Mind-Boggling...

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posted Feb 20, 2018


psychcentral.com Human communication astounds me. I’d go so far as to say that human communication is the thing that most strains my brain circuits to think about (well, after the universe and higher mathematics, of course). The fact that we can do it, the means by which we do...

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Wide Open

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posted Nov 17, 2017


instagram.com@medicaltalks Recently, someone I know suggested that my last blog entry, “Message in a Bottle” was “oversharing.”  He went on further to ask whether I wrote it to be stroked and praised as a person of great understanding. He stated his concern that it might indicate a form of...

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How Can Some Individuals Bring Themselves To Mow Strangers Down With Assault Rifles Like They’re Nothing...

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posted Oct 12, 2017


Mass murders are becoming a depressingly familiar routine in the United States- we can now expect to experience a media grabbing shooting about once a month. And the frequency can only increase as future cohorts of copycat killers are spawned by the seductive opportunity to temporarily gain the spotlight.

Amidst the anguish and heartbreak felt by the victims’ families, there are always two haunting questions. What motivates someone to kill strangers wholesale in a seemingly senseless way? And what, if anything, can we do to stop these tragedies from recurring?


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Old Friends

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posted Aug 10, 2017


I am so lucky as to have old friends. Old friends go all the way back to before you carried the weight of your world, or at least to before you carried all of it. They’ve stayed in your life despite all the shit you’ve done and they’ve done,...

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Memento

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posted Jul 22, 2017


  Forgive me, you must, for not remembering whether it was a ’60 or a ’61. The reason you must forgive me is that I loved that car. Not the first one, which was a year older…or was it younger? I really have no memory left for facts like...

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