Tag Archives: psychology

The Killers

My plan had been to get the kids to be and then write about the rampant narcissism displayed by Donald Trump in the face of tragedy, but then I saw that Burt Lancaster’s 1946 film noir The Killers was on TV, and I decided that, for the good of everyone around me, I needed to […]

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Benicio del Toro’s upcoming film “A.K.A. Jimmy Picard” to feature the puppetry work of Ypsilanti’s super-talented Dreamland Theater crew

One day earlier this winter, as I was making my way around town, pushing my sleeping son in his stroller, I decided to turn down Washington Street and see if I could find Naia Venturi, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater. Fortunately, she heard me knocking on the door, and came out from behind the […]

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Hereditary shyness

I had an interesting conversation with Clementine yesterday, between buckets of beer at German Park. I’d been encouraging her to go over and play with the nieces of a friend, who were about her age, and sitting at the base of a tree, building a lunch room for some tiny rubber hamster type things that […]

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The three Christs of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti is famous for a few things. It’s where Domino’s Pizza was born. It’s where Iggy Pop grew up. It’s where the “Paul is dead” rumor got started. And, it’s where, in the 1950’s a psychologist by the name of Milton Rokeach made history by forcing three mental patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital, each […]

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