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I am a writer, media analyst, and psychotherapist. I'm interested in comedy, satire, politics, entertainment, pop culture, and business; exposing how the media powerfully spins the news we hear, and how this spin creates our feeling states and directs the way we live!
I want to resurrect intelligence(aka thinking),connection, personal engagement with life; making it fun to nail the truth inside the official news stories.
I translate what passes as news in media broadcasts. It's time to wake up!


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Saturday, May 28, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Studying the Nuances of Media Lies and Deceptions, and The Making of a New Dirty Word; "Protester" The news this week was centered on a lie about chairs being thrown by wild and violent Bernie Sanders protesters. The media is corrupting protest and connecting the word, "protester" with violent people. Bad news for truth, language, and freedom.

Elaine May Salutes Mike Nichols at the AFI Life Achievement Award Saturday, February 13, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Celebrating Elaine May: The 2016 WGA West Screenwriting Award Elaine May is being given the WGA West Award for Screenwriting on February 13. This is a cause for celebration of her brilliance!

crass christmas Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Turning the Page On Hatred and Commercial Christmas "CaCa" Listen carefully and you will hear more and more people turning away from hatred, and specifically Republican rhetorical insanity. This political and commercial holiday season is turning out to be a surprising one.

Donald Trump Wednesday, August 5, 2015 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Trumping of Real Over Unreal Why is Donald Trump so popular? Why is he a viable candidate for president of the United States? We must look deeper into the American psyche to understand his appeal.

Image created from image crediting Friday, April 10, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I Love Me!: New Stories For Children The world is a tougher place than ever for children to learn to thrive emotionally and grow to be healthy adults. Books that help children learn self-respect, and encourage the ability to know the self and learn to love are rare and needed. Here are 2 examples.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Turning the Other Cheek is Bad for Your Other Cheek: President Obama's Brilliant Moment During his State of the Union speech,President Obama displayed an admirable evenness and balance during the Republican applause of his leaving the office in two years. I am more open to his achieving positive results for everyone in this country.

Friday, December 5, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Come Home for the Holidays This is my holiday challenge for all of us: To hold onto our minds and take ownership and responsibility of who we are and how we independently think and feel.

Friday, August 29, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Curmudgeon Listener Says: Enough With "Like" The common usage of words that are watering down our truth telling and communication concerns me. Here is an example.

John_F._Kennedy%2C_Nikita_Khruchchev_1961.jpg: John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khruchche Friday, June 20, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Would John Kennedy Do? President Kennedy successfully averted a nuclear war during his presidency. Can we learn from his example?

Sunday, May 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mother's Day: The Good Child Mother's Day is not for everyone. It certainly is not a day of celebration for those children, young and old, who have survived a mentally ill mother.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Power of Support What would our world be like if we bothered to connect with other people? A much less depressed society.

Image created from image crediting Sunday, February 16, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Phillip Seymour Hoffman: The Balancing Act of Being Alive Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the story of our own lives. We are endlessly balancing our real and false selves.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Oh No! The #1 Reality Television Side Effect Is reality television maiming the mind, depressing our mental functioning, erasing the brain? I say, "Yes!", to all of the above. Please remember: this is an opinion piece. My opinion, (and my imagination).

//www.flickr.com/photos/42769910@N00/8734698908/: Kawahata Bunny steps 14-16 Sunday, December 8, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
15 Tips About The 16 Signs of Depression/Anger/Bad Hair Enough with the multitudes of numbered media tips on how to feel and live. Let's come up with our own.

Friday, November 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 50th JFK Assassination Anniversary and the Power of Questioning On this 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, let us not stop asking for the truth of what really happened. We need to speak out and question those events in our country and our lives that are not truthfully exposed.

//www.flickr.com/photos/26641859@N03/10599188886/ Saturday, November 2, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Educated Uneducated: Is the World Too Much With Us? It is important to know and understand the world outside of America. However, is world news becoming a distraction taking us away from facing our own lives?

//www.flickr.com/photos/62322787@N03/10199095195/: IMG_0123  Bullies at play Friday, October 11, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Potholes On The Moral High Road: How to Respond to Bullies How do we respond to bullying? An update on speaking out for ourselves and remaining sane.

//www.flickr.com/photos/8241297@N03/2819669967/: DWI Checkpoint (not the one in  referred to in the article) Saturday, August 17, 2013 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Santa Monica Fascism Alert How do we explain the true meaning of pop-up checkpoints for DUIs and the pulling over of random innocent drivers? This happened on Friday August 16, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. What is the truth behind the invasive behaviors of police checkpoints? Is this correct procedure or the trial runs of a more fascist society?

//www.flickr.com/photos/57339945@N00/6869926961/: Paula Deen Saturday, June 29, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Paula Deen's Damage Control The controversy over Paula Deen is important because it reveals that we are not living in a post-racial world. Racism is leaked occasionally yet remains alive undercover today.

//www.flickr.com/photos/92282778@N06/8745031384/: the newly weds Sunday, June 23, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Quiet, Powerful Courage of Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is an organization at the forefront of gay liberty. The 40th anniversary of Lambda Legal was celebrated on June 13, at the West Coast Liberty Awards.

//www.flickr.com/photos/78897321@N00/8806396373/: #etchingsapp #horizon #david #michelangelo #trees #fawickpar Sunday, June 2, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
You Don't Have To Be Jewish: Putzel, the Movie Putzel is an exceptional new movie that delivers a much-needed uplift; a rare example of the nearly lost art of emotionally moving narrative film making. A valuable antidote to these treacherous times.

//www.flickr.com/photos/40964673@N06/8627092705/ Sunday, May 12, 2013 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
To the Motherless on Mother's Day--Part 2 Not everyone has a mother to celebrate on Mother's Day. For those who have mentally ill or abusive mothers, this is a sad, even bizarre, holiday.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
To the Motherless on Mother's Day Not all adult children have mothers to celebrate on Mother's Day. This is to acknowledge their plight.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Are We Adults Telling Ourselves About Boston? Adults are called upon to soothe children in the aftermath of terrorism in America. How are American adults responding to the Boston bombings?

Friday, March 29, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The New American English Language (A Conversation About Words) There is a new American English language which needs to be understood. Communication has changed yet is as important as ever. What is this new language about?

Sunday, February 10, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Remembering Whitney Houston: The Quiet Curse of the Homophobic Mother On the anniversary of Whitney Houston's death, an acknowledgement of the truth of her life and why she destroyed herself is a worthy tribute to this brilliantly talented, tormented soul.

Friday, January 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whoops, There He Goes Again President Obama has once again shown his true sentiments against gay rights and homosexuals in his choice of Pastor Louie Gigilio for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration.

Friday, December 14, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Como Estas La Casa? What do the events of the grade school killing in Connecticut and the report that Los angeles real estate is up 19% have in common? This is our world today. What is really going on?

Saturday, December 1, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Baby, It's Cold Outside What is our real life experience beneath the Christmas hype and false news of a prosperous holiday season? What is the truth of the state of our lives?

Monday, November 5, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Morning After The Morning After the Election: Will we have a political Sandy, Part 2? Or has everyone gone back to sleep in the wake of "no hope" candidates?

Thursday, September 27, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Meticulous Political Dance of a Manic Media Shouldn't the media focus on essential issues in these last moments of Presidential campaign coverage?

Saturday, September 1, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clint Eastwood: Don't Quit Your Day Job The Republican convention ended with Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his opening act, Clint Eastwood. An embarrassment for all.

Friday, August 17, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Give It Up for Joan Rivers Originality everywhere is vanishing. In the arts, specifically in comedy, I believe no one does it better than Joan Rivers. Laughter is the medicine we desperately need.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton's World Affairs Hillary Clinton stands in for all Americans who remain ignorant of the affairs of the world outside their lives. The world news overwhelms us with nightly violence involving places we know nothing about. Our ignorance is a problem.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Health Alert We baby boomers are responsible for taking our health into our own hands, beyond the medical expertise of professionals. How we strike a balance is the key to better living.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
40 Is The New 70 Ageism is rampant in advertising, and no one seems to care.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
July 4th and the Renovation of America America is under construction. We have the freedom and the right to notice this and ask about it. Let's celebrate July 4th this way.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Eating Is Dangerous Food crisis in America. Healthy foods becoming hazardous with higher levels of toxicity and genetically modified for financial gain.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Siri, Say It Ain't So Introducing the robot girl voice of Siri, Apple iphone's new friend substitute for the lonely American.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Facebook for Dummies: What Were You Thinking? Facebook hacking, the meaning and impact of social media as a replacement for true knowing of self and real relationship with others.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Accidental Heroism Obama's announcement on ABC in support of gay marriage was specifically driven by the threat of losing the gay voting block as well as the vice president and the secretary of education publicly supporting gay marriage days earlier.

Friday, February 11, 2011 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Arianna Huffington: The Cookie Who Cares Analysis of the AOL-HuffingtonPost merger/acquisition. What does Arianna Huffington have in mind for her role in the future of journalism? Rather than being "sold out", could the HuffingtonPost marriage with AOL ignite more intelligence in the media?

Thursday, October 28, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Don't Ask, Don't Live The anti-gay truth that lies beneath Obama's political words.

Saturday, January 16, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: American Update On this Martin Luther King Day, what is the true state of American race relations?