Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Dysfunction Next Door

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! I’m sitting in my studio right now listening to screaming from next door.  There is a young couple there; they moved in a year ago; both in their late twenties.  They have a five year … Continue reading

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Child Abuse Will Never Be Acceptable

Happy Monday to you all.  Get yourselves comfortable; I’ll have snacks passed around shortly.  You’ll need the fortification of a good snack because today’s subject is not a pleasant one. I have written often about child abuse. To me, and … Continue reading

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The One Finger Salute To Random Violence

Welcome back to our little getaway playhouse, safe from the madness that surrounds us.  Pull up a bean bag chair and get comfy. I’m not done talking about random violence, so I will hopefully get it out of my system … Continue reading

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Jordan Davis and Dysfunction In America

Like many others I was drawn to the Florida verdict in the shooting of Jordan Davis.  It occurs to me that this case is so much about dysfunctional behavior. In a bare outline, this is what happened: Man pulls into … Continue reading

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Harming Ourselves For Pleasure

I’m back and ready to discuss in more depth this phenomenon of people ingesting, drinking and smoking things that are obviously bad for them. Good morning by the way. We are having only our second cold spell of the winter … Continue reading

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Dysfunction At The Grocery Store

And a very Happy Wednesday to you all.  It’s chilly here in Olympia and we might just get our first real snow of the winter on Saturday.  Crossing my fingers that it happens. I need to get out and do … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Dysfunction of Addiction

Philip Seymour Hoffman….RIP! Welcome back to the Dysfunctional Playhouse, and today I guess we’ll take a few minutes to discuss this untimely death. I do not idolize actors or sports stars.  Those days of wide-eyed innocence are long past.  This … Continue reading

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