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)

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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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What Does a Happy Person Look Like?

Dateline: Threadgill’s, Austin, Tx. Standing before the void. The void is the giant hole in which I have dumped old posts in order to redo the site. Many changes have been made in cyber world since I started MysteryShrink. Change makes me anxious. Having a ton of work ahead of …

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Stress: Woman Lost and Alone in Scary Alleyways of Istanbul

Stress on the Cool, Blue Mediterranean Stress and Group Think Invade Istanbul and Mexico City and a Cruise Ship in the Carribean, Part One Isn’t Taking a Vacation about Escaping Stress? The next three entries will be examples of ‘group think’ and pressure to conform from around the world. These situations …

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