I Hate Cookies

I Hate Cookies

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties…Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward…” -Albert Einstein Do it and you get a cookie. That is the essence of behavioral modification therapy. The more I [Continue]

We Hold These Tweets to be Self-Evident

We Hold These Tweets to be Self-Evident

  I have a reputation as a troublemaker at work. That reputation is not so much earned by my interaction with my employers as it is the therapeutic interaction with my patients and their families. One of my core therapeutic ideals is that much of the non-medical symptoms of my patient’s issues (depression, anxiety ect.) [Continue]

Another Flash Fiction Post!

Another Flash Fiction Post!

One of the main reasons that I love flash fiction contests is the puzzle aspect. Not just “How do I tell a great story in one thousand words?” but also the assembly of the pieces which contest-holders offer as story prompts. For Julie Summerell’s challenge she upped the word count to 1,500 and offered a [Continue]

Dead in 100 Tweets

Dead in 100 Tweets

The end of the world began with flu-like symptoms. The first cases of the Pandemic of 2011 were noted around Park City, Utah near the beginning of the Sundance Film Festival. I caught the bug one day later. By Thursday my family, and the world as we knew it, was destroyed. We had one voice in [Continue]

Mental Evaluation: Jared Lee Loughner

Mental Evaluation: Jared Lee Loughner

  I’ll admit it; I wasn’t very interested in Jared Loughner’s attempted shooting of Congress member Giffords at first. I simply thought it was a horrible action of an unhealthy person. Mere hours after it occurred, the event was being heralded as a referendum on the extreme partisan divide that has been filled with increasingly [Continue]

The Death of a Pixi

The Death of a Pixi

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross I usually weave the thrust of my articles within; today I’m right up front. There’s two points. This is first an examination of the Extended Grief Cycle, based on the work of Dr. Elisabeth [Continue]

Christmas Rock United

Christmas Rock United

  You know Mariah and Willie, Crosby and Williams, Conick and Mathis and King Cole and the Jacksons… But do you recall, the most eclectic Holiday music of all? I know. I know. With malls, stores and radio stations quitting their usual playlists in favor of pre-recorded holiday classics, you’re burnt out on Christmas music. [Continue]

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

“Eight days of Hanukkah, come let’s celebrate!” the voices sing. “Mind control…in sales and marketing, is simply the process of using natural human predispositions to break down defense barriers that are obstacles in the sales process,” Big Business declares. “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright,” the carolers croon. “Crack the psychological [Continue]

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie, motivational speaker and author of How To Win Friends & Influence People Her smile was still that of a child. Cherubic, bright-eyed. Recently homeless, she had been molested and raped on the streets of Philadelphia after running away from an abusive [Continue]

I Have a Halloweener

I Have a Halloweener

I love Halloween. Surprised? Why? Because it says on the homepage that I’m a Christian? Shouldn’t I shut my doors, turn off the lights, and curse the heathens in the darkness? Isn’t that what Christians do on Halloween? Maybe some do. Not this guy. Why? Because Halloween is as much about worshiping Satan as any [Continue]

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