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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Twilight Zone

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.  Attributed to Philo of Alexandria I had a remarkable, even miraculous experience on Saturday night. As we left my high-school class’s party, my husband asked if I’d had a good time. “I feel like Cinderella,” I said. “I feel like this evening made high school […]

A Student Asks a Question

Last week, a student asked me a question I haven’t been able to stop thinking about. He’s in his thirties and seems like a responsible guy, but I don’t think he’s ever studied a foreign language before. He’s already several weeks behind. After showing me the tiny amount of work he’s completed so far, he posed […]

Hendrix, cont.

We know that people with BPD often invest all their hopes and emotions in a single relationship; they latch on to someone, idealizing the new partner/savior and expecting unconditional love. They’re destined for disappointment, of course, because no partner is perfect. Unwittingly, however, they have also selected a friend or lover with the same exact flaws as their childhood […]

Nutty Name, Crazy Ideas

A long time ago, I watched an Oprah episode I never forgot. At the time, I thought the guest and his theories were wacky – so farfetched as not to be believed. I’ve always had trouble remembering the guest’s unusual name (and had to do a search just now to find it), but I never […]