It’s very possible that Louisa May Alcott is as much my mother as anyone. I hesitated to go see Little Women in the theater. I’m not sure why. I think I was afraid that it would absolutely destroy what remained of my hope that someday someone would finally create a film version of this dearly […]
Today Disney released Frozen II on Disney+, surprisingly early. I am watching it for the first time. Sitting here witnessing Elsa climb up the stairway of ice from the raging sea, I feel as though I am watching an ascension, the reverse movements of Inanna’s descent. How long have we waited for a true […]
I believe that each life is our very own authenticity ritual. We are meant to come into the world, and abide within the meat of our bodies, purposely for the process that the experience of being within our bodies provides. Each of us comes into the world with a “genius” as James Hillman writes […]
In an article titled “The Baby in the Well: A Case Against Empathy” published in The New Yorker on May 20 and making viral rounds through the social network, Paul Bloom argues that the current trend to study and develop empathy toward a solution for humanities ills creates logistical issues: “Empathy has some unfortunate features — […]
Post-Cool Kids: How the Children Born Into the Counterculture of the American 1960s and 70s Became A Scattered, Disorganized, Postmodern Tribe A link to the abstract and PDF:https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/1367590728.html?FMT=ABS An ethnographic and depth psychological study of Post-Cool Kids, people born into the 1960s American counterculture between 1964 and 1978. My objective was to identify the transmission […]
Let’s play pretend. Imagine that there really was a matriarchal beginning. A mythical time when humans organized into tribes that worshiped, not only the physical goddess statuettes we dig from the ground, but the living mother, the earth, and all Woman-kind. Now imagine a moment in the distant past when patriarchy begins. The Greek pantheon […]
In which we discuss the manipulations of power, the long history of political intrigue that is a part of western governance. Including the revelation that we don’t really have a historical precedent for dealing with a global society with a large population of humans over the age of 60.
In which we discuss the necessity of mirroring for healthy emotional development, by way of theater, Jewish mysticism, a spoiler free conversation of the show Legion, snarkiness, virtual sexuality, and public television. We talk about a video of Mr. Rogers testifying before a Senate Committee.
A grand admission of my own failure, wrongness, and judgmental catty attitude. Trying to come to terms with the shame that comes from getting information wrong. We also discuss our intention to be literature, rather than reporting. This is a lyrical romp through our flawed opinions and memories, for the sake of enjoying thoughts and […]
In which we talk about the politics of the era, Twilight Zone as a reflection of our president, the 80s as the latest mythology, and some other strange and wonderful stuff. *References to the Popular Culture Association panel discussion include theories from Chelsea Brown.
My dear friend Eric Klein and I started a facebook conversation about the newly failed Fyre Festival, and the realization that it wasn’t the 1% who really got burned in this situation, but the upper middle class young people who wanted to pretend to be 1% and bought barely affordable tickets for what turned out […]
Once again I was invited to guest blog for Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D. on her site Archetypal Narrative Intelligence. This time I looked at the recent Disney film Moana, and leveraged it to discuss a topic that has held my attention lately. The issue of the hero, and how the heroic requires a monster. Please […]