Tag Archives: childhood

Making Sense of Nonsense

  This summer I had the good fortune to attend a session of the New York Center for Jungian Studies’ elegant annual production, Jung on the Hudson. The subject of my seminar was Sense and Nonsense, a subject that has … Continue reading

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Crazy Wisdom

I was an odd awkward child, an army brat dropped into new schools as regularly as other kids get new shoes or longer jeans. To defend myself, I made a virtue out of abnormality. I shaped my difference into a … Continue reading

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Mud

If you’ve ever visited my website, you know I have an affinity for mud – primal ooze, earth mixed with water, prima materia, the basic stuff from which we spring.  So I could hardly pass up a movie called Mud! … Continue reading

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Life-Death-Rebirth

The story of the journey of death and rebirth is an ancient mythic motif, repeated, time and again, throughout human history.  This Easter, we celebrate the descent into and return from the underworld by our culture’s most recent mythic hero Jesus … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking At You, Kid

I first saw “Casablanca” in tiny dive in Georgetown in the 1960’s.  Forerunner to today’s “Movie Taverns,” it was a little hole in the wall that served popcorn and beer at café tables in a small black-painted room with a … Continue reading

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Victoria Woodhull: One Who Rose Up

This weekend the Texas Storyteller’s Association held its annual festival in Denton.  One of the featured teller’s, Willy Clafin  prepared a stellar historical presentation.  The operative word here is prepared.  The man knows his stuff- backwards, forwards, inside out to the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Toast to Reality

This morning my husband sent me a book review by Edward Marriot of Alan Bennett’s novel The Uncommon Reader in which Her Royal Majesty, the queen of England, accidentally stumbles upon the pleasures of reading. It becomes an obsession with … Continue reading

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