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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux

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It’s All Dark

Jung coined it — the “shadow.” The aspects of our personality that are either hidden from ourselves, or hidden from each other, either consciously or unconsciously. The Darth Vader to our Obi Wan; the Hyde to our Jekyll; the moonlighting stripper to our 4th grade teacher; the waning : - ( to our waxing : - ) moons. It’s… Continue reading It’s All Dark