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Child of Anger

As much as finishing a post on anger is tough when you are being spoiled with a California get-away, I just had to.  I was on Wilshire Boulevard and kept hearing Richard Gere in my head. “Edward: I was very angry with him. It cost me ten thousand dollars in therapy to say that sentence: “I was very angry with him.” I do it very well, don’t I? I’ll say it again: I was very angry with him. “Hello, my name is Mr. Lewis, I am very angry with my father.” It was a scene from Pretty Woman, in case...



Ever since my kids were born I took the advice of the honest Moms who said, “Nap every time they do.” Littles get up extremely early and wake you up constantly during the night. In order not to be a raging psychotic Mom – the naps were vital for me. I thought I would get a short season when I could go back to a more typical sleep pattern but it never happened. I ended up with a six-year-old at the same time I had a 13-year-old. If you don’t have kids, 13 is when they start staying up really late;...



“I see life through the lens of the particular image that lives in me.” (Ronald Holtz) That is another quote from my friend Ron’s new book-to-be. It seems a little bit obvious because if we have any self-awareness at all, of course that is true.  Basically we can all be myopic as hell. But how can we not, when each one of us has an inborn uniqueness, a family of origin disposition, a birth-order distinction, a world of environmental conditions and specific emotional and physical experiences that form our personal identities? As someone who has been sharing online the way...