Category Archives: Psychology

GenMe

Generation Me Jean M Twenge, 2006 Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled and more miserable than before. Millennials, Net Generation, iGeneration, GenMe. Gen X are born in the 1960s and 1970s. GenMe was born in … Continue reading

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Blake and Tradition

Blake and Tradition Kathleen Raine, 1962 Part 1: The Northern Sun: Visions of a Sage:  The Swedenborgian Songs and Jacob Boehme and Tiriel Part 2: The Myth of the Soul:  The Sea of Time and Space, Thel and The Myth … Continue reading

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In The Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke: Why A 20th Century Visionary Poet So Eloquently to 21st Century Readers  By Stephanie Dowrick Thomas Merton says, “Rilke is a poet. Is that a small thing?” It is a Rhetorical Question. It is no … Continue reading

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Memory

May 14, 2015 Memory This week has been brought to you by the letter M for Memory. Memory was key both in the movie The Giver and in the movie Still Alice, both which I watched this week. The Giver … Continue reading

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Somewhat Damaged

Somewhat Damaged “Made the choice to go away. Drink from the fountain of decay. Tear a hole in the exquisite red. Fuck the rest and stab it dead,” sings Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails in the song “Somewhat Damaged.” … Continue reading

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Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and The Meaning of Things

Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and The Meaning of Things by Randy O Frost and Gail Stekete In 1947 two dead bodies were found in a New York Brownstone. What made news was the fact that the house contained 170 tons of … Continue reading

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Maplecroft

December 4, 2014 Maplecroft Maplecroft is the name of Cherie Priest’s latest book. The title refers to the home of Lizzie Borden after she was acquitted for murder. The book came out a few months ago but the library never … Continue reading

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