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The Hawk Basement 3:22pm

I was going to write

a poem

listing My Psychiatric Diagnoses

but I decided

to make Potato Salad


*maverick psychiatrist/author (1920 — 2012)  12 more words

“People often say that this person is or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.”

Thomas Szasz


Two Views of the Self: God and the Modern Self #13

In the last two installments of this series we looked to Jesus for insight into our true identity. As we can see in the Gospel narratives, Jesus understood his identity in relation to his Father.  1,127 more words

God And The Modern Self

The Pursuit of Happiness

Yesterday on Virginia Public Radio I caught Toni Morrison’s interview with Sarah McConnell. At one point (~10:05), Morrison considers how Thomas Jefferson reworked John Locke’s threefold purpose of civil government, i.e., protecting “life, liberty, and estate”. 231 more words