Category Archives: Psychological

Deaf Post

Being deaf or partially so: IT’S NOT OUR FAULT. We would change if we could, and we can with the best hearing aids. Continue reading

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Sailing into Summer

If you’ve passed over the Golden Gate bridge on a Sunday afternoon around 2pm  you’ve seen my first love. The sight of sailboats leaving harbor with the wind in their sails–it always thrills me. I’ve sailed small boats, in the … Continue reading

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The Color Pink

When you pick a vision you have to be unreasonable. It’s the only way.
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Tanks & a Sewing Machine

We lodged briefly upstairs near London’s Highgate Hill during those fraught wartime days. From the bedroom window I could see a pub on the corner where the road turned. Downstairs lived the landlady who complained of our footsteps going up … Continue reading

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For Those who Served

For veterans and those who served in the hopes that others wouldn’t have to, a vote of thanks doesn’t seem quite enough. Take a just and honest pride in having paid a debt to a country that has given so … Continue reading

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Clutter or Visual Triggers?

When I tried to explain a recent technical problem to a visual but orderly friend, it was completely over her head, and I realized something vital. Visual people (un-math) actually think differently than techies (geeks). Really. It’s not just “don’t … Continue reading

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Vacation Guilts

My computer’s  like a presence in the room sitting waiting for me to do work. Why aren’t you producing something worthwhile it seems to ask. It’s my conscience, out there in the world, looking back at me and seeing me … Continue reading

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Letters from Florence (Nightingale)

I’ve been reading the most amazing book I stumbled upon at the local library: “Letters From Egypt-A Journey on the Nile 1849-1850” by none other than that amazing woman Florence Nightingale. Yes, that’s the woman responsible, four years after this … Continue reading

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Pericles & Patronymics

Like anyone who has been burdened with a patronymic they despised, particularly one that schoolboys found laughable, one strove to avoid mentioning it. In marriage I chose a man with a simple name, only to have my German laundry mangle … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud About Clutter

I  explained a tech problem to an orderly friend, and from her dazed look I could see it was completely over her head. Then I realized something vital. Visual people (un-math) actually think differently than techies (geeks). Really. It’s not … Continue reading

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