Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

December, 2015

Holiday Greetings 2015

Much has happened if I think about it, and also I sort-of forget, thinking that life goes on, la-dee-dah, nothing much happening. Yet both a lot and nothing much are both illusions. I’ll be talking and posting in a while about illusions, mainly psychological illusions—the defense mechanisms of the psychoanalysts, the cognitve distortions of cognitive […]

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Compelling Songs and Stuff

I’m getting older, have topped out, noticing that young people are taking things in may new directions. I’m older, wiser, or at least wise enough to notice my past follies and contemplate my present degrees of ignorance. There are still many, many things I want to do, but I am also realizing that there are […]

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The Beach, the Waves…

A friend sent this, and it was poetic enough that I asked her permission to post it, and she said yes:     “In my life, I am standing in the ocean and facing the beach.  I love the beach; the rhythmicity of the waves relaxes me.  I love the warmth of the sun, the smell […]

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Tooting Your Own Horn

“To think: I did all that…” a fragment from Frank Sinatra’s theme song, My Way. A little of this—maybe 7 – 12%—is good. More begins to become sort of “narcis-sistic.” Less is too deferential. More is tiresome for others; 20% is annoying; and if you toot your own horn at 30% or more you become […]

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