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I love writing about all sorts of psychological, social, and political issues. I have written a half-dozen books and many articles.

I remember when I was on staff at UCLA many years ago. The Student Counseling Center where I worked was a highly energized, interactive environment. And a lot was going on all of the time. Conversations, debates, arguments were daily activities. Such intellectual foment that was occurring on the campus in the 1960-70s stimulated my creative juices. I became very prolific for a young psychologist.

When I left UCLA in the mid-70s for the life of an independent practitioner, my writing suffered. I was no longer as prolific. Something was missing. Then I realized that though writing itself was an isolated activity, I needed the intellectual stimulation provided by dialogue with others to get the juices flowing. I needed interaction. Then the internet evolved. I discovered blogging. I was able to write short essays and interact with folks virtually. People would comment on my blogs, raise questions, and express their point of view. I was in heaven. It was almost like having conversations like those I had experienced at the university.

But writing is a solitary activity and can be very lonely unless there is some interaction, someone with whom to share ideas, and receive feedback. In the early days of blogging, when there were but a few blogs available, there was a great deal of commentary. Now with so much competing for the reader’s time, the responses have diminished considerably. And once again I feel the isolation; I am writing in a vacuum.

This is where you come in. I need your input, your thoughts, questions, concerns, and ideas in order to stimulate these blog posts. I would love to see a virtual community where we can discuss the psychological issues that affect our lives. Whether discussing relationships, personal struggles,social issues, as human beings our concerns our universal. Sometimes we believe that we are alone and that no one has had to face what we are facing. Rarely is that the case.

In my 45 years of clinical practice, there is a high probability that I have encountered someone with the very issues with which you are struggling.  Your inquiries will stimulate my thinking and perhaps I will be able to shed some light on the issue that, in turn, might be of value to you in your journey toward a more fulfilling life.

I look forward to hearing from you!