Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jane Austen and BPD

It’s true that after writing about my mom and researching borderline personality, I’m inclined to see the disorder lurking behind every frowning face. But I can’t go so far as to diagnose Mrs. Norris of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (which … Continue reading

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Johnny Nash + Bob Dylan at the Eye Doctor’s

I got my new contacts today– with a sharp new prescription, and I had that experience I remember from long ago when I first got glasses (fifth grade) and then acquired stronger ones in subsequent years: you walk outside and can see … Continue reading

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Firing Squad

The system of lethal injection in Ohio is creepy enough. But shooting people? We just did that today in Utah, in 21st century America. What about the shooters — the state employees we pay to shoot a guy? Like the Ohio … Continue reading

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Napping Dad

John was sure to run across the box holding the new hammock before our anniversary (Thursday) and ruin the surprise, so I decided to put it together today. Luckily, son Doug was enjoying a day off work; he skillfully interpreted the instructions (insert part … Continue reading

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BPD in Fiction

Speaking of books, I recently finished 36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Despite the title, it’s a novel, and also despite the title, it’s an argument for atheism, the latest salvo in the New Atheism … Continue reading

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