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Fear And Loathing

This past Sabbath we had a sermon on fear and faith from one of our congregation’s retired pastors (who seemed to take umbrage with the fact that I introduced him as a retired pastor before his message and felt it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Donkey

Donkey:  The Mystique Of Equus Asinus, by Michael Tobias & Jane Morrison There are some people who tend to think of donkeys as particularly stubborn and mulish sort of animals, but those of us who have been able to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life Of Cows

The Secret Life Of Cows, by Rosamund Young Although I thought that my own personal interest in the psychology of animals was an unusual one, I have found that it is one that is shared by at least a few … Continue reading

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On The Psychology Of Family Dances

Last night we had a family dance here at the Feast of Tabernacles in St. Vincent and it led me to ponder more than just the dance itself.  Sadly, I missed the karaoke section that had lasted 45 minutes because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Working For Peace

Working For Peace:  A Handbook Of Practical Psychology And Other Tools, edited by Rachel M. MacNair and Psychologists For Social Responsibility There is a lot of area where I disagree with the approach of these authors concerning their pacifism.  Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor:  The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King I have to admit that this book made me like Mister Rogers and his show a lot less.  That was probably not the intention of this particular … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, written and read by Amy Morin I’m not sure that in retrospect it was a good idea for the author to read her own book.  One of the things that one gets out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Getting Gamers

Getting Gamers:  The Psychology Of Video Games And Their Impact On The People Who Play Them, by Jamie Madigan It is very obvious that this book is written by someone who is very fond of video games, but also someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way:  A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron In some ways, this book was not something I expected.  The author assumes that the reader is somehow a creative person whose creative juices are blocked and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copycats & Contrarians

Copycats & Contrarians:  Why We Follow Others…And When We Don’t, by Michelle Baddeley It must be said that this book has an interesting idea behind it, even if that idea is cloaked in bogus evolutionary thinking.  Even with this, though, … Continue reading

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