Tag Archive | solitude

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy


Dearest readers, An unforeseen and preventable tragedy recently occurred in my work place. One of my younger coworkers, M. (aged 27) took his own life during the holiday break. He was a quiet young man. Respectful, thoughtful, intelligent. A model employee who was always on time and who played by the rules. His college major […]

Magical thinking, wishful thinking:thoughts on consciousness and power


Hello dear reader, While many of us love super-heroes, we mostly think of ourselves are small, weak, and without much power at all.  Americans are culturally conditioned to be competitive and encouraged to seek out opportunities to win and dominate others, yet the truth is, anywhere from one in three to one in seven Americans suffers […]

I can do alone all by myself


Hello readers, My friend and former therapist, Bernard, once told me that being excluded from belonging to a group, to the rest of humanity, is what all people fear most. Bernard is a really special person, and I really admire and respect him. I add to his claim, and I am pretty sure he would agree […]

a frozen apple (a poem)


encased, sparkling a dangerous edge to a sweetly dripping bicuspid enclose defensive venom just in case they try to strike out we all tiptoe with hidden knives we are adults and yet the tender fruit inside our sacks of muscle and bone belies the toughness of the skin tears gather knotted in my throat the desire […]

Bonding (a poem)


A beating heart made to cling comfort warm silky, if but that proverbial hanger enclosed by some fluff a sock or synthetic fabric a ribbon she wore in her hair could fill the deep well carved by nature never replenished by nurture what happens to a child who has never been embraced inside a parent’s heart or […]

Score (a poem)


carved into flesh embossing hereditary spider vessels line up underscore the years of standing up for myself in spite a lone ranging from few to fewer support people or groups to stand up to say I love you, I need you in spite a teary heart cracked open nth fissures in her soul steaming lava […]

The Ruthless Artist (The Woman Upstairs)


  Hello readers, When I first started writing this blog in September of 2012, my goal was to shed light on the lack of balance between the forces of masculine and feminine energies as observed by myself in the social and cultural world around me.  This preoccupation still concerns me deeply, and it is interwoven […]