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I have a lot on my mind today. Although I have been working out and lost weight, I am experiencing periods of lightheadedness and shortness of breath doing light work, like waxing the car. I have a doctor’s appointment Monday. … Continue reading

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Sell it and they will come. . .

So many books! I should really write a book. This blog is intended someday to become a memoir. If it doesn’t, I’m OK with that. The writing is more therapy than anything. But the more I look for books on … Continue reading

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Well meaning advice and sick coping strategies

You have your coping mechanisms, I have mine. Post Script: HOW COULD I MISS THIS? It’s one of my favorite movies. Anyway, the subtitle for this piece should be: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. The … Continue reading

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The Shame Game or how to lose a crappy psychologist in six sessions or less

This story highlights the fact that there are a great number of shitty mental health professionals out there:9 women share horror stories about being shamed for their mental health — by doctors I think it is my fate to have … Continue reading

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My First Science Lesson or How Not to Melt Your Manhood

It was a hot August night. I would soon do an imitation of this album cover Let me back up a bit. In my house, it was a bad move to ask for Coke or Pepsi. Not because it would … Continue reading

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Post No Bull

I spent a good deal of time writing a new post that would have appeared here about. . . now. It was an experimental post that encouraged you, dear reader, to find me disgusting. Sort of a George Constanza reverse … Continue reading

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So here comes some decent advice from Psychology Today. How To Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success Consider the case of Keith George: George is always on a diet. He says his goal is to lose 20 pounds. He goes for … Continue reading

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