Tag Archives: anxiety

Monsters Under The Bed

While watching “My 600 Pound Life” the other night I suddenly had the thought, “How can two major but contradictory problems exist simultaneously: obesity, and starvation?”  This thought was occasioned by watching a patient who had the gastric by-pass surgery, … Continue reading

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The Boogieman

There is a “New Yorker” cartoon on my bulletin board.  We see the interior of a shoe store with shoes arrayed on the back wall.  On the left is a clerk kneeling, helping a customer try on a shoe.  On … Continue reading

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Delusion

A married couple in Florida, Tito and Amanda Watts, were arrested for selling “golden tickets to heaven” to hundreds of people.  They sold them on the street for $99.99 per ticket, told buyers the tickets were made from solid gold, … Continue reading

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How Can I Know?

An interviewer of the artist Gerhard Reichter commented to him, “The paintings have changed a lot.”  Gerhard responded, “Yes, yes!  That’s the thing: They do what they want!”  For many artists a blank canvas is a thing of terror: What’s … Continue reading

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The World is Stalking Us

It is amazing to me how on the first day a new iPad is offered for sale people will line up outside the store for up to 3 days in advance!  The assumption seems to be that if it is … Continue reading

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