is the ultimate question the trial of Derek Chauvin is attempting to answer. However, the trial won't even come close. I've been watching (via CSPAN 2, i.e.sans commentary). He Was Murdered is the State's argument. In essence that case is: We (= the Minneapolis Police Department) are good, and the individual (= Officer Derek Chauvin) … Continue reading Crisis Intervention: Why George Floyd Died?
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
The biopsychosocial model/effect is more important/relevant than ever ... and yet is ignored. In essence, the BPSE attempts to explain why humans (as individuals and collectively) behave the way we do. The model says that there is an interaction between one's biology, psychology, and social environment that determines behavior. (Think Freud.) I agree. I am … Continue reading The biopsycosocial effect
Life and death matters, part II will focus on the current and on going health crisis. Because what's more important than your health. Right? Rising is my favorite source of news and current affairs. I especially enjoy Krystal Ball's take on matters of life and death - which is today's current health crisis. If the … Continue reading Life and death matters, part II
What is the truth? My Psych-girl (a third wave behaviorist, clinical Psychologist) is skeptical, not only of "the truth", but especially of my assertion that I've a handle on it. Who decides You sure can't trust the old standard bearers, if you ever could? And now, there's the new media (of which WordPress.com is part) … Continue reading The truth will set you free, or weaponized lying?
And but so - I have to admit I'm drinking now as I write, but - there is a history, a long story, of which I'm going to shorten in the interest of attention. My first published piece The first piece I wrote that was published (it might not have been the first?) was in … Continue reading Thinking of drinking
Our culture and technology (derived from our brain power) and by working cooperatively, now allows a healthy person, if they desire, to live alone, or solo. There are advantages and disadvantages. Assuming the good health prerequisite, there are other considerations concerning location, work, shelter, food, housekeeping, and social contact. How to do it Ideally (A basic … Continue reading Living solo, part II
Living solo (by myself), independently, without having to consult or consider anyone else, an other, is a lifestyle I prefer, now. It wasn't always that way and is not something I condone over one's lifespan. In fact (in practice) for the first twenty years of my adult life (age 21 to 41) I was married, … Continue reading Living solo