Reluctant Therapist

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Everything Follows Something

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and freewill. —Thomas Carlyle Freewill means we get free range. The idea is that we get to… Continue Reading →

Resolution … or Not

  This post came to me while mowing my lawn. Mowing is just one of several activities that causes my mind to wander. So, while zipping around on my zero turn, I often go over the weeks conversations with patients…. Continue Reading →

In GOD we Trust … Really?

“In God We Trust” was adopted as the nation’s motto in 1956  as an alternative to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum (“One of many”). Traditionally, the meaning of the phrase was that out of many states (or colonies) emerges… Continue Reading →

Smart Dumb People

Smart dumb is an oxymoron, like military intelligence, the two words don’t seem to go together. Oxusmoros is Greek for see that guy on the Ox? He’s a moron. Actually, it is New Latin from Greek oxumōron, from oxus sharp +… Continue Reading →

What’s in a WORD?

  I’m not a linguist but I am a fan of the word. The WORD, as explained by other words is a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing. As I sit here in my living room with my… Continue Reading →

Give ME Courage

I know a girl from Kansas that had three friends. One sought Prudence, one Love and the other Courage. Courage is the choice and willingness to confront  agony, pain, danger or uncertainty. Did you catch that? It is a CHOICE. Virtues are… Continue Reading →

A Girl Named Prudence

Aristotle said a virtue is a point between a deficiency and an excess of a trait. We Americans say, “To much of a good thing is not good.” Remember Virtue 101? You do not have to be good all the time… Continue Reading →

The Choice is Yours

It’s official, you are responsible. According to my exhaustive research (counting votes) of the poll question,         What make a person LUKEWARM? 40% of you said it is caused by a lack of conviction. That means not having… Continue Reading →

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