Category Archive: Denial & Delusion

Nov
16

I don’t want to hear about it.

I have a blessed life. My wife and I don’t need to worry about money or a job or the troubled children we never had or health issues and no one we love is dying this month. Living like this gives me the time to roam deeper into the human cerebral landscape and put it …

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Oct
19

Is truth overrated?

    Need more fingers. Can’t count anymore how many times I wished I recorded a disagreement with my wife. It’s always the same: Whatever the argument, the subject quickly changes to WHO started it, who’s the bad guy. We’re talking minutes here. After twenty sentences Wife and I have opposing memories and we’re both …

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Sep
26

How to Become Something You’re NOT

There are tons of advice books out there telling us how to better ourselves, how to systematically and psychologically change and progress. I’ve written posts about this, but they’re about dealing with crap BEFORE we change. I think that’s a lot more practical. I think most people are locked into what they are by twenty. …

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Sep
15

If the Trust in Broken, Can You Ever Get it Back?

My wife said, “Give him another chance, Irv. Everyone deserves a second chance to get it right.” “Okay,” I said. “He’ll get a second chance. But he shouldn’t need one.” Nate came to us recommended. He should have known it was bad and his It’s-good-enough attitude bothers me. It bothers me because I like him. …

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Sep
06

Are You Prejudice? No? You Sure?

I’m hurt and disappointed. I’m not disappointed about me. I’m disappointed about them. Four important people in my life are blowing me off. Apparently I have little value for them and they’re not thinking about what that means. Yet two of the four tell me they love me and I get hugs and kisses when …

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Aug
22

The Big Secret Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Want You to Know

The secret? Here it is: Not everyone grows old but all bodies do. So what. You knew that. So if we all know it, why won’t we admit it? Reason: Either we’re young enough to worry about it sometime in the future, or we’re old enough to LIVE in that future and we’re pretending we’re …

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Aug
08

WE’RE ALL FORGETTING…but we forgot that

My father died with practically no memory left in his brain. His mother, my grandmother, passed away having lost all of it. Will I end up that way too? That’s the wrong question. My memories have already betrayed me. And so have yours. ***** I’ve been forgetting things over the past few years, simple things …

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Jul
14

Can You Love Your Dad When You Don’t?

I’ve been away from this blog for months. I ran out of stuff I wanted to write about. Then it happened. Now I’m writing. ***** From about the time I looked like my long haired avatar, I didn’t like my dad anymore. Lots of people did, though, and he had many guy friends. I couldn’t …

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Oct
17

Somebody is Lying

I listen, I watch, I hear stuff, I read, I read some more and then even more about what’s good and bad for the American People, as if the entire United States was one big happy family of exactly the same thing. Left-right battle lines are clearly drawn and screamers on both sides throw facts …

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Oct
11

Don’t Think, Acquire Now

I’ve always considered myself beyond mind control, commonly called Mass Marketing. Advertisers are essentially psychologists putting behavior science to work. To stay ahead of them, I’ve checked out psychology research myself. I know the tricks and the way the distractions are used. But still, I got had at benevolent Trader Joe’s, and that meant a …

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