After a recent forensic evaluation, when examining an inmate awaiting trial for murder, I was struck by their response to a question on a personality questionnaire. The question is unusual, are you frightened by any type of music? As it turns out, four percent of persons asked this question …
Having the opportunity to interview literally hundreds of people over the course of four decades, I’ve been surprised, sorrowful, delighted and a host of other feelings when hearing the stories about a person’s life experiences.
Claustrophobia is a fear of closed spaces. Agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces. Humans and other species have a thing about space; the absence of it or too much of it can offer comfort or strike horror. Colors with which we paint or light our surroundings, and having plants and trees in our…
Strictly defined, intelligence is the outcome on a specific test. The score does not mean the person necessarily has common sense or the talent to play sports, paint masterpieces, write music, manage money or do hundreds of other necessary or recreational activities.
Humor is hard to define. In response to my request, many sent in jokes they found funny. Thank you. What I have found is that humor is on a continuum between, bemusement and hilarious.
The American Heritage Dictionary definition of friendship leaves me wanting. Its definition is: a noun, 1. a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts; and 2. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement.
Having traveled to our home in Charleston, SC. for the holiday, on my arrival I had some grocery shopping on my mind when I went to bed for the evening.
We are obsessed with food. Its even part of our lexicon. Colloquial expressions like “three squares” “lamebrain” ”chow” and ” burger-flipper” exemplify how we use food sayings everywhere.
It’s winter which means it’s colder and the nights are longer. Although we have had Chanukah with its traditions of food and candle lighting to comfort us, the ravages of Covid-19 continue to creep in and keep us apart.