It’s called freedom of religion, folks. That means you have the right to worship as you please, even if you’re in prison, even if you’re Muslim, and even if you’re Taliban.
Prison is horrible. More horrible than anyone who has never been in or near one can imagine. I know. I worked inside prisons, back when someone might have had at least a little respect for credentials like mine. This was before they started over-disciplining doctors and forcing their asses out of those august institutions in favor of cheaper folks, like nurse practitioners. Read more on Freedom of Religion in Prison…
A beloved football coach – I might even say a living legend – finds his life destroyed after a luminous career. All because of alleged inaction – perhaps to shield a friend, perhaps to preserve the “old school” or for other reasons.
And the sad story of Joe Paterno is only one more chapter in how the victims who suffer are once again vilified, and how we wonder if it is even possible for justice to prevail when such tragedy is involved.
When I was in the year of training for psychotherapy, I felt fortunate to study under a knowledgeable PhD who ran the gamut from psychoanalysis to cognitive styles in his competencies.
The thing he told us was the most important thing to do during our psychotherapy training was for each of us to isolate the population with which we could not work. Read more on Penn State Sports Scandal Destroys Lives…
I’m sure you’ve heard of Americans who need health care but don’t have insurance or aren’t qualified for whatever programs are offered by the government going to Canada or some other country to take advantage of their universal health care programs. Or maybe somebody who has joined the military to get benefits.
When writing these essays, I know I tend to make myself sound like the world’s greatest psychiatrist and physician. But, hey — I am writing about myself. What do you expect?
Occasionally I will admit that sometimes I get in trouble a little. But I want to keep you reading my ramblings for a long time, so those juicy stories will be few and far between – just keep reading until you see another one.
The majority of my business now is going in to a clinical situation or private practice and telling people what they are missing and what they should be doing. It’s a funny life because people invite me to come, they pay me, and then they fight tooth and nail to keep doing what they’ve always done.
Change is a difficult endeavor. Read more on Tattoos And Hepatitis Go Together (All Too Often)…