Tag Archives: self


This is part one of a two-parter. I don’t think they need to be read together, but they will reinforce each other. Part two is here. I’ve always wanted something for other people. I think they would be happier, and I think society would be better off. In my head, I use the word normal. […]

I’m Sorry, Do I Know You?

This is part two of a three part mini-series. Part one appeared yesterday. Part three will be tomorrow. While they do not have to be read together, I think they reinforce each other. When we say that we know someone, what are we saying? What is it that we’re claiming to know? The answer is […]

Some Thoughts on the Self

This post and the next two posts will make up a mini-series. They are on distinct, but related, topics and, I think, will be more valuable (if they have any value) if read together. A couple of weeks ago, I ran across this headline: Brain scientists confirm your ‘personal identity’ survives throughout lifetime. I’m a […]

Navel Gazing

I hate thinking about myself and talking about myself.  That may sound strange coming from someone who has spent the last six months chronicling his divorce and depression, but it’s true*.  It makes for a weird dynamic in therapy.  Therapy is all about me, but I’m always trying to change the subject.  When I fail […]