Man’s Search For Meaning

is ongoing and is getting to be a very crowed space. However, this post is mostly concerned with Viktor Frankl's best selling book about the World War Two Holocaust. In addition Frankl's Logotherapy. My provider, a clinical Psychologist, suggested I read this book. Because well lately, things have been grim. What follows are my thoughts, … Continue reading Man’s Search For Meaning

Resistance to Truth

is almost always because of threat. Real or imagined to one's well-being. Naturally. Well-being being with regard to ones's health. Meaning ones's state of: 1) physical; 2) mental; 3) psychological; 4) emotional; 5) social; 6) economic. Anyone or all. Unfortunately the truth varies. There is short-term truth and long-term truth. In the short-term truth often … Continue reading Resistance to Truth

I see only what I want to see

Is lyrics to a song suggested to me via Spotify. Because I watched another 'suggestion' via YouTube. That was Jewel's live performance at Woodstock 99 of her first hit Who Will Save Your Soul. Situational depression is a state of mind I find myself in from time to time. And I was experiencing one at my … Continue reading I see only what I want to see

Birthdays

Today is my brother's 74th birthday. That's him, upper right. That's me upper left. The year was 1984. That's our father with the stovepipe hat and fake mustache. Also in the picture are our wives and children (including my two step-children). We're all 37 years older, except for our mother and father. They're diseased. There … Continue reading Birthdays

The Impractical Cabinetmaker, and ‘those people’

The Impractical Cabinetmaker (1979) was a book written by James Krenov, a Russian born, famous, fine-woodworker and philosopher. He has a lot to say about life and work, love and passion. Not unlike Sigmund Freud who intimated life was about nothing more than love and work. From Krenov's book: Not long ago I was asked: "What … Continue reading The Impractical Cabinetmaker, and ‘those people’

The Indie Bookstore. Part IV

Bookstore Adventure is what an Independent Bookstore really is. Now, I'm not talking about those huge, famous ones like The Tattered Cover in Denver, Powell's in Portland, or Politics and Prose in DC. Because they are almost like the corporate Barnes and Noble. But even those pale in comparison to what Amazon can offer. Recall … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part IV

The Indie Bookstore. Part III

The Backstory or 'background knowledge' - i.e. the past, or the events that led me to think I should open a bookstore. In 1994, recently divorced with a school-age son, I decided to go back to college and major in Psychology. After graduating in 1996, I took a job in the field as a counselor … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part III

What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?

Recently my friend Billy asked me if I was working on anything, meaning writing. I answered: What's the point? Because, why bother? When I explained the why - he concurred. The Evidence is the data on YouTube's product. I learned, ironically, while watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube, that the latest statistics are: 500hrs … Continue reading What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?

Who Decides: Game Of Thrones

One of the pandemic perks (PP) is more screen time. For me, I started to watch the HBO show Game of Thrones. I know, I'm (as my psych girl said) "a little late to the party. But, better late than never." She thinks she's funny. Sometimes she is, and so am I. However, for now, put … Continue reading Who Decides: Game Of Thrones

Metrics for Year End Review

It's coming on Christmas and then the new year. That means it's time to start reflecting on the year past. I've done this for a number of years now and have come up with a new, quantitative way, to systematically, synthesize my analysis and reflection. Hopefully this will lead to better, or at least improved, … Continue reading Metrics for Year End Review