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Some thoughts on Andrew Solomon’s “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity”

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity   by Andrew Solomon                  How do parents understand, accept, nurture, value, support and cope  with children who are different from them? Are conditions we may normally think of as … Continue reading

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Brothers: On his Brothers and Brothers in History: by George Howe Colt

                Brothers, by George Howe Colt, is a combination memoir and psychological examination of the relationship between brothers.  Colt alternates between an examination of his relationship with his three brothers (from their early childhood into adult life) and a psychological … Continue reading

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The Black Swan: Second Edition; A really worthwhile read!

“A thought provoking book” is a gross understatement when it comes to Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan. Taleb forcefully argues that the way we think we understand the world is not valid.  Taleb asserts that randomness, unforeseen and unpredictable events, … Continue reading

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Freud’s Last Session or is there a God

For those with an opportunity, the play, Freud’s Last Session, by Mark St. Germain, is highly recommended.  This play features an elderly Freud, dying of cancer, engaged in an intense discussion with C.S. Lewis. Freud angrily challenges Lewis’ faith in … Continue reading

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Book Reviews and more: A new blog Feature

In this section of the blog I will periodically discuss books that I have found to be thought provoking.  These will not always be works about therapy, and in fact my hope is to identify a wide range of literature … Continue reading

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