Monthly Archives: January 2010

Gurdjieff and shampoo

We have a friend who was in a cult for several years. Cult leaders like to keep the delusional bubble intact, so they usually don’t let their members talk to the outside world; but from what I could tell, “The … Continue reading

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Narcissistic self-involvement, Part 2

Gurdjieff, the Russian philosopher who believed he operated at a higher level than other people and taught his followers how to get there, had a technique he called “self-remembering.” You set an alarm to go off randomly, so that it … Continue reading

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Narcissistic self-involvement

It’s beginning to feel like Lent here in my little blog world, now that I can’t write about politics – like how, since President Brown already has healthcare the rest of us don’t need it; or about how big corporations … Continue reading

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The new me

If you don’t read a newspaper or political blogs, watch the news, or talk to anybody who does these things, you can just live your own life in ignorance of the people who don’t have jobs or health care or … Continue reading

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A thumping, George Bush style

I went to camp in Massachusetts, and college in Massachusetts; I met my husband in Massachusetts and some of my best friends live in Massachusetts. I also intend not to mention Massachusetts again in this blog. I am sick to … Continue reading

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The good colonists of Massachusetts

On the BBC World News this morning, Dan Damon was talking about the Massachusetts election and its implications for healthcare reform. I was half asleep, but I heard him say something about how people around the world think the US … Continue reading

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If you’re for Coakley, don’t answer your phone!

Nate Silver came through, of course, posting five times since my measly carping at him yesterday. He even stayed up all night, apparently, waiting for the latest polls. If you look at Pollster.com, the trend is really depressing: But Nate … Continue reading

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