A Demon in the Castle: The Making of an Unfortunate Hero.

September 16, 2014



Unfortunately, many children do grow up in households in which demons and monsters roam freely, and the child’s survival depends on avoiding, containing, or defeating them.

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The Worth in the While of the Noisy Exercise of Existence: Me and Kool and the Gang’s Joanna

September 8, 2014



The indubitable experience of love, in and of itself, is a well-spring of uncertainty and, through it, an immeasurable ocean of vulnerability is discovered.

On A Day Like Any Other: A Note to Self.

August 27, 2014



In the summer of 2000, I was in a bit of a panic. Unbelievably, on August 27th, 2000, I was due to turn twenty-six, which meant I had to start rounding my age up to thirty, which was half way to sixty, which was only five years from retirement, which was practically the same as […]

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Depression Was His Name-O: Naming My Big Black Dog.

August 25, 2014


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A friend recently posted to Facebook this very effective account of depression. Watching it got me thinking about my own black dog. At some point in my late teens or  early 20s, a good friend, and, at that time, a wildlife rehabilitator, said to me point blank, “Sterling, I think, you are depressed.” At the […]

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Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014



The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.

The Anxiety of Calm: Echos of the Past in the Present Tense.

August 13, 2014



People who grow up in violent environments, whether it be physically, emotionally, or both, are often ill-at-ease in situations of calm, peace, and happiness.

Neither Rule Nor Be Ruled: Learn to Trust Your Emotions.

August 5, 2014



Emotions are there to motivate us to actions that are beneficial, usually to ourselves and often to others, even when they feel bad or painful.

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