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In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part II)


Consider a teacher:  a teacher goes to college to learn how people learn, and how to teach them to learn.  There are theories of learning that explain how children absorb knowledge.  There are various skills to be learned about how … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part I)


Comment received from Cathi Carol regarding “Friend, or What?” “I hope this helps: “Take it from a psychologist: When your famous friend/therapist said ‘You can’t afford me’ and then called you when he could, that meant he was giving you free … Continue reading

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Friend, or What?


The phone would ring and I’d hear that deep bass voice say, “He-e-e-llo, Annie,” and I would settle in for a good chat.  We would talk about everything under and over the sun.  We would share stories of our history … Continue reading

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Therapist or Lover?


The sky is blue; the sun is bright; the greenery is lush and the strawberry crop is in.  I will recover—but there should not be anything I have to recover from. One weekend I was visiting my sister.  She cooked … Continue reading

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Colleague or Therapist?


So I called him up and asked him to be my therapist.  He laughed and said I couldn’t afford him, then went to work. It wasn’t as if I hadn’t tried to find someone local.  I called my ex-therapist, who … Continue reading

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Friend or Colleague, Therapist or Lover?


Within an hour of meeting me, he was holding my hand.  What kind of man does that?  We met at a conference; later he would call me a colleague.  What kind of man takes the hand of a colleague he’s … Continue reading

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