‘Living and Psychology’ Articles

Psychology, as the study of human thought, feeling and deed, is like the back-stage pass to everything. I rock that out, or talk about the industry.

Between Pain and Peace

Between Pain and Peace

    “Life is pain…Anyone who tells you different is selling something.” -The Man in Black, The Princess Bride I am a psychotherapist. I have worked with kids who have been in situations like being raped, locked in closets for days, whipped with electrical cords dipped in hot grease or had their parents killed by [Continue]

Keith Karabin, BADASS: Working Title

Keith Karabin, BADASS: Working Title

       Identity. We all have one. Our “identities…give meaning and guidance” to our lives according to a Princeton University study. These priceless compasses of life are cobbled together from internal data, social detritus and the heartfelt reflections of our loved ones.  I’m currently puzzling over something in the “social detritus” [Continue]

New Mutants, Old Friends

New Mutants, Old Friends

As seen on the big screen, the X-Men save the world from vicious villains, bloodthirsty bigots and evil mutants galore. But they live at a school. Huh? Like most kids, school was the largest part of my life, and I cared about the idea of a super-school. So too, it turns out, did Chris Claremont, [Continue]

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

        “There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.” – Anne Eleanor Scott-James, Lady Lancaster One of Britain’s first women journalists How did you spend last summer? I spent it moving nine tons of chopped asphalt. Sure, I did other things, but the asphalt was a big [Continue]

Iron Man 2: The good, the bad & the ugly side of genius

Iron Man 2: The good, the bad & the ugly side of genius

The tin man needed a heart. Remember that.  It is the day after I saw Iron Man 2, with my mother and wife, as I type these words. Sometimes it takes that long for complex concepts to gel in my head. Iron Man 2’s portrayal of Tony Stark is one of those complexities, for Stark [Continue]

Better Than Santa Himself

Better Than Santa Himself

Original posted 12/22/09 on Blogger Sure, Christians like me should think of Christ first when we think of Christmas. Of course most people think of Santa Clause first; Big Red is big this time of year, and he has more press. But in our house, as the air crisps and the tree goes up, our [Continue]

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