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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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movie mirror

  We spend so much time, energy, and money looking for meaningful stories… Obviously, we’re driven by a need… This strong need drove me to see the movie After Hours three times in three weeks, back in 1985.* In the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Human Mirror

  The best advice regarding how to relate to women… …came to me via Michael Crichton. Yes, that Michael Crichton—the late author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. I found the sage advice in his nonfiction book, Travels*.  I … Continue reading

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The Teachings of Idi Amin

  Would it be the brutal dictator or the Buddha? That was the question a former employer once put to me. She usually read in the afternoon and she was trying to decide between a book on Idi Amin and … Continue reading

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Finding Them in Me

  What do we see in them? What do we see in Prince William and his winsome wife Kate? I think it’s good to ask, because the answer could help us know ourselves better. If we are to save ourselves, … Continue reading

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The Flip Side of Narcissism

  Narcissism may no longer be listed as a pathology. The American Psychiatric Association is considering changing the classification in their 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Perhaps, I should feel relieved. Having made the study of my … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

  The recent bombings in Korea brought to mind this image… …from a TV travelogue on South Korea: In a concrete room on the border of North and South Korea, two soldiers stand, facing each other, just a few feet … Continue reading

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