Category Archives: Philosophy-Psychology

We All Need Somebody To Lean On

Poet Miller Williams died not long ago here in town. He wrote this, about compassion: Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism, is always a sign … Continue reading

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If Only, Now Too

Lately Bugs has been especially affectionate. He’s developed a strict routine where, once in the morning and just before lights out at night, he comes and makes biscuits on me. It’s always the same. First he sits near the bed … Continue reading

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Learning, Cats, Bedbugs, Cilantro. Connected, Really.

“Neuroplasticity” is an umbrella term for the revolutionary discovery that the brain has, in the words of psychiatrist Norman Doidge, “the ability to change its own structure and learn to replace lost functions.”  The brain is resilient, in other words. … Continue reading

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My Little Stomachs

My knickers are in a twist again. Again it’s about folks who think causally.  I’ve written about this before. Causally.  I do mean causally.  Not casually, although that bothers me too – “casual” thought is an oxymoron.   No, I mean … Continue reading

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Soft Power

I had an incredibly sustaining and supportive dream the other night.  I was being chased by Nazis.  (Yes, I did say sustaining and supportive.)  My cats Bugs and Barney came to my rescue. This was my unconscious shaking its booty, … Continue reading

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Harmony, Beauty, Insight, Peace

For those of you who want nothing more than to look at pictures of my lovely boys, as they enjoy moments of increasing harmony – for those of you who would prefer to skip the Jewish angst that’s also been … Continue reading

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Which Way To Turn

Now that the Bugs-Tested-and-Approved Smoothie Diet Plan seems to be staying down – can I get a witness – I am thinking about thinking. What do you think about this plan for thinking. 1.    Observe carefully.  “Just the facts, ma’am.”  … Continue reading

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