A Self Grounded In Relationship

In the previous entry I made much ado about the self and using it in the context of relationships as a means of being created from within and by those connections. I can only imagine that some may have been confused by this and from several conversations I’ve had in...

Memory Creation and Psychopathy

In The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain by James Blair, Derek Mitchell and Karina Blair, when describing possible environmental contributions to the development of psychopathy, the authors noted that while damage to the hippocampus due to the release of too much...

Yes These Are The Emotions You’re Looking For

We humans, even those who think they’ve transcended that status, are emotional creatures. The emotional lives of our fellow life-inmates are as powerful as they are ubiquitous. We revel in the tearful confessions and get angry when there aren’t enough tears; we read...

Love Song To Humanity

I am a self-proclaimed news-junkie, spending likely 2-3 hours a day perusing various news outlets and often skimming through many of the comments left behind like so much detritus. The ubiquity of comments and their often contentious air is why I refuse to allow a...

A Mind Gone Terribly Wrong

In the echoes of gunfire, when the soft patter of small feet seem louder in their absence, the heart reaches out in yearning to that moment of innocence, lost now. There is something bone-jarring in witnessing the death of a child, as if death rather than constant...
Self-Image as Story-telling

Self-Image as Story-telling

Once Halloween has come and gone, the princesses put up their tiaras, the super-heroes fold their capes and the monsters scrub off their paint and scabs and scars. Every year we, children and those of us who keep our inner-child alive through more than eating gummy...