Paying Attention: How Orange Jello Changed My Life

Paying Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To: The Orange Jello Incident My in-laws lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is about a nine-hour drive from Austin. Why do I mention the length of the trip? Because, nine hours is a long time for a husband to listen to his wife …

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One Woman’s Annoyance is Another Woman’s Free Vacation: Paying Attention . . .

Paying Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To Perception Perception is a critical element in “Paying Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To.” Turns out not only do we distort what we see, we see things that aren’t there and do not see things that are. For now,, just know …

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A Thanksgiving MysteryShrink Short

A Thanksgiving MysteryShrink Short A Quiet Man Shows the Rest of Us What Thanksgiving Really Means Sure, there was turkey and everything else that’s supposed to represent abundance and gratitude in the family. But it was John Bunch, a cousin of my late father-in-law, that who reminded us what it …

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Did You Ever Want to Be Anyone Else? (Re-post Due to Technical Send Error)

Did You Ever Want to Be Anyone Else? Did You? The Story: Easy Rider meets The Quiet American and both dance with Little Miss Sunshine. How to Choose a Psychologist: I ask you, “What possible good can any psychologist be to you if she can’t– out of nowhere, out of nothing, ‘back into’ …

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Stress, Relationships, Family: MysteryShrink Goes Social

Stress: Why You Want to Keep an Eye on MysteryShrink The truth and a giant disclaimer.  If I am to accomplish my current goal, I’m going to have to lose the sunglasses.  I’m going to have to start registering using my real name.  I’m going to have to take MysteryShrink …

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Living in the Now. Be Ready. The “Now” May Find You.

Living in the Now. Be Ready. On Being a Person,  Are We What We Contribute? (Disclaimer.  I firmly promised no ‘diary’ posts or–gasp–anything that has a scent of political issues.  I don’t for a moment think my life is so interesting the world can’t do without hearing about it. Still, …

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Last Mexico Tourist Standing: The Welcome Riot

The Welcome Riot This episode cannot be justified without first reading:  My First Riot! Dateline:  I have absolutely no idea where I am. I know I’m in Mexico City, but beyond that, I don’t have a clue.  Okay, so now I’m in a taxi on the side or a road in …

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