Therapy With Bob Newhart

As most readers probably know, I have had some interesting interactions with a number of ‘therapists’ over the last few months. Good therapists quickly work themselves out of a job, because their job is to help their clients discover the resources they need to manage their lives, thoughts and feelings without professional help. In other …

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Abbas: No Mideast Peace Without Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

And that demonstrates clearly just what the problem is. The Palestinians make demands. ‘Just give us this and there will be peace.’ And everyone says that would be lovely, if only the Jews would agree. And Israel gives in. And then the terrorist attacks begin again. And there is another demand. The reality is that Palestinian …

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Poor Things

Countess Marie Douglas-David wants her pre-nuptial agreement torn up and her divorce payout doubled to $100 million plus $130,000 a month. Her expenses are more than she thought. Meanwhile, his expenses are higher than hers, but include $67,000 a week maintaining his wife’s residences. And $95,000 a week keeping his yacht up to scratch. It’s a …

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Ron Silver Died a Week Ago

He was a great actor and a brave man. From an article by Daniel Finkelstein: The night after he spoke to the 2004 Republican convention .. Ron said that he expected many of his Hollywood liberal friends would cut him off. It was something he didn’t relish, but he was ready for it. He thought …

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Darkness in Austrian Culture

Stephanie Marsh suggests there is a darker side to Austrian culture. The Fritzl case is proof. Well of course there is. There is a darker side to every culture. Australian generosity and mateship can descend into boorishiness and violence. But newspaper reports about Ivan Milat and the backpacker murders are not the place to learn about …

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