Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

February, 2012

Too Much or Not Enough

The comedian George Carlen remarked, “There are two kinds of people on the road: idiots and nuts. Idiots are those who drive slower than you; nuts are those who drive faster.” A friend wrote that as president of his (church, synagogue, congregation), he was always needing to mediate between those who felt their clergyman (minister, […]

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Thoughts on Psychology Research

In a conversation with a colleague who brought up the issue of the impact that a disabled child might have on siblings, I warmed up to the different constellations that might be involved. Here are just a few: The type of disability certainly makes a difference. Mental, physical? Retardation, autism, paralysis or weakness of limbs, […]

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Sociometry in the Family

Comments on a cover article for Time Magazine of October 3, 2011—title: Mom liked you best* (*of course she would never admit it); (author: Mr. Jeffrey Kluger). It’s good that this theme is brought up again in an era in which social psychology is coming more into prominence, gradually competing with the trend towards focusing […]

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That Explains Everything

“A camel is a horse designed by a committee.” So it has been said. I was pondering the mysteries of the universe, the riddles of existence, and my friend Zordak (the extra-terrestrial buddy who visits from other dimensions, too), reminded me of Universe #9&$(x-1)! , which, he assured me, was not a cuss word, but […]

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