Is there another stage to catch?

One of the seminal research works in the field of psychology was Erik Erikson’s, Psychosocial Stages of Development. Erikson postulated that there are stages of development that we all must pass through in life and that at each of these stages, we are faced with a crisis that must be overcome. The result of overcoming […]

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Beautiful, yet Fragile

Today I spent the majority of my day walking the streets and sitting in the town square in the beautiful Polish city of Boleslawiec, world famous for its beautiful pottery. Sitting under an umbrella in an outdoor bistro, I enjoyed watching the people walk to and fro in the square. There were colorful shops and […]

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St. Wendelin – The Wanderer

Six of the past ten years, I have spent the fall in Germany.  One of the treats of being in Germany at this time of year is the opportunity to visit a few of the many Christmas markets that dot the German landscape usually around the beginning of December.  This year was no different as […]

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A Moving Experience in Amsterdam

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity…”  Some scientists believe they have identified that fine line as the gene called neuregulin 1, a gene found in common with high creativity and psychopathology.  My anxiety and occasional paranoia does not allow me to survey my friends as to which side of the line they think […]

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An African Air Of Unexpectation

Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. – Herbert Spencer Two or three months ago, I learned that I was going to be spending some time in the Sahara Desert of West Africa.  I received a comprehensive list of items to take with me in […]

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I’ve gone to The Byrds

Growing up in Colorado, I experienced four distinct seasons every year.  I loved the changes and the anticipation of the next season.  When my family and I moved to Texas around thirty years ago, I often lamented about not experiencing those quarterly changes, after all, for the most part there are two seasons in Texas […]

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