Tag Archives: social psychology

Styx and stones may break my bones

“I cannot bring myself to do it; I cannot bring myself.” And yet he does. Finding a token for the fare man. “Styx and stones may break my bones,” He hunches his body against the Window Watching the shadows reflected on the Glass wall. “I have been a journeyman drawing in The water; Cast now […]

The destruction of community

There was a time when if I saw a man being abusive to a woman, I could with some confidence, intervene verbally. If he got angry with me, I could continue my verbal intervention, or walk away…if he got physically aggressive towards me, I could reasonably count on other bystanders coming to my aid. Today, […]

Why Terror

Many of us wander almost like bees from one flowering “maybe” to another. Purpose for our lives seems to evade us, it hides, perhaps in disguise, and we envy those who seem to know without any doubt, what they are supposed to do to make the most of this short time here on earth. Responding […]

The Familiar vs. the Foreign (#1)

“Would we really know ourselves?”  That line is from a long poem I began writing many years ago. The question remains. Most of us live our lives in a construct I call a story line, built out of experiences, selectively remembered and reconfigured to help us make sense out our lives, to help us determine […]

Truth vs. the Pundits

What seems evident to me cannot be less than that for the professional politicians and political pundits. On the other hand I don’t risk a following or a job for saying out loud what seems so obvious. There are no “wings” in today’s Republican Party; there are two major centers of passion and influence that […]

The Rules of the Game

Imagine if you will the  coaches of championship Rugby, Soccer, and Football teams ignorant of the rules that govern each other’s game, knowing only that all of the games are played on a field with a ball. Their task is to develop a strategy to win a game coming up against an unknown team. All […]

the amphibian political position

the conservative solution