I supported myself for several years as a professional musician. These days I mostly play in private, using it as a way to unpack thoughts or relieve stress.
Anyway, I used to date a non-musician who, while well aware of my history as a musician, insisted that the way I listened to music was wrong. » Read more
It doesn’t matter whether she talks to him for ten seconds or two hours. My mother always says, “I love you,” before she says goodbye to my father any time they talk on the phone.
And she did it every morning before he left to drive to work. She said, “I love you,” » Read more
Well, that didn’t take long. I worried it’d take a long time to find someone who wanted to buy my house, which is in a great location but 100 years old and not without its idiosyncrasies.
Turns out it was extra credit worry.
After a flurry of activity and interest regarding my newly listed house, » Read more
PQ 8.2 — Am I uncertain about the value my partner sees in me? Am I not sure why my partner wants to be with me?
Am I not sure why my partner wants to be with me?
It took me a very long time to realize it, » Read more
PQ 5.4 — When I think about the future, what does it look like? Is there room for change and growth? (see also 2.4 and 2.5)
Chapter 5 is turning into the repeat-y-est chapter to date as far as questions I’ve already pretty much answered. Here are PQ 2.4 and PQ 2.5, » Read more
I recently finished an excellent volume of essays entitled Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty edited by Michael A. Hogg and Danielle L. Blaylock. Each of the 16 writings builds upon and expands on the psychological underpinnings of extremist movements, fundamentalism, and terrorism.
In the very first writing, “The Need for Certainty,” » Read more