Culture of Violence

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The concept of rugged individualism has been a virtual mantra for denizens of the United States for generations. We have prided ourselves on self-reliance, independence, strength, and fearlessness. We approach the world with a big stick. We adore such phrases […]

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Benefits of Volunteering

I have been volunteering all of my professional life. I am now 81, retired from clinical practice, and I continue volunteering. I prefer to volunteer with charities where I can be hands-on, making a difference by contributing my time, labor, and expertise rather than only by contributing money. Nonprofits are always in need of fund-raisers, […]

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Collateral Damage of Sexual Harassment

There has been considerable conversation about the avalanche of accusations of sexual harassment levied against prominent figures, mostly men, by women across the country and around the globe. The problem of male aggression and abuse of power toward women is epidemic. And we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Most women in our […]

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New Rules of Engagement

For generations our society supported a misogynistic culture in much the same way that it supported racism. It was normal. Women were trained to see themselves as at the mercy of men; their place was to serve men. It was their job to stroke the egos of men and fulfill their needs. Men were trained […]

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Power, Money, and Sexual Harassment

“When I grow up, I want to be rich and powerful. A chick magnet. That’s what chicks want. They’ll all want to go to bed with me.” This is the general attitude most men grow up with. When I was a teen, having a car was the quickest way to getting a girl. We referred […]

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Why Did I Write Them?

Each time I have written a book I am asked, “why did you write it?”  So, I thought I’d answer this question by doing what I love to do, write. I am passionate about breaking down stereotypes, making the invisible people – on skid row, wait-servers, bar tenders, taxi drivers – visible; they all have […]

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Buddies: The Back Story

A profound change has taken place during the course of the last two decades of my 50 years as a practicing psychotherapist. For the first 30 years my practice was comprised of approximately 90 percent women. In the last ten years or so my practice shifted to where it has become 90 per cent men. The women’s movement […]

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