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I remember playing cowboys and Indians when I was a kid.  That’s not politically correct any longer, but I grew up in the days of the western, when you couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing cowboys and Indians shooting at each other, and Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were still playing in the local theater on a Saturday morning. 2,625 more words

The Curmudgeon's Lair

Do You Have Magical Thoughts?

If you're a fan of Insecure, then you were tuned into episode 2 this past Sunday night. In that episode, you see Molly begin to open up more to her therapist, and she starts to list all of the things that "should" be happening in her life. 435 more words


A Blast from the Past: New Ageism and the Prosperity Gospel

(For the last few months we’ve been running the best posts from years past, posts that will be new to most of our subscribers. This one is from early 2014. 507 more words


The magic of not having leukaemia (tales from the Department of Ironic Suffering)

‘I’m going to say a whole lot of things to you today,’ my doctor said, ‘but you’re probably only going to hear one or two words of it. 2,055 more words


The Joy of Living with Sorrow

Since the 20mg a day of Fluoxetine (Prozac by another name) has stablised my mind, feeling sad has been an irregular occurrence. So much so that I now tend to view sadness with suspicion (and fear) whenever I notice it hanging around. 214 more words


Kids and Magical Thinking – Please Let Me Keep My OCD!

My son is resistant to having treatment for his contamination fears. He refuses to talk about his obsessions and compulsions and says he wants to be left alone with them despite the fact that he’s clearly in distress. 1,262 more words


Believing something does not make it true.  Not believing, on the other hand, does not make it untrue.  Children believe, with all their hearts, in Santa Clause at some point–that does not make Santa Clause exist.  286 more words