Are you looking in the right place?

I don’t know the origin of the original but I came across this copy in ‘Madman – The Strange Adventures of a Psychology Intern.’ by John Suler, Ph D., “A man was walking down a dark alley when he saw a stranger searching for something under a street lamp. When he...

NOTW proves Doc wrong.

Some apt words from ‘Doc’ in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row – first published in 1945. “It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in...

Parentalism – You should read this!

I don’t know about you but I am quite offended when others are parental towards me yet some don’t seem to care or are perhaps oblivious. Take for example someone about to set off on a hundred mile plus journey – as they were about to step through the front door they...

Life in 5 chapters

I am grateful to my friend Isobel for drawing my attention to the following poem. CHAPTER 1 I walk down the street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. And I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. CHAPTER 2 I walk...

Carry on bullying – a sequel

Bullying is a very emotional experience for the ‘victim’. It taps at the very core of our being. So, how do we react when we are being bullied? Is there something in the way that I, as a victim, respond that lets the bully know that s/he is pushing the right buttons...