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Zen and the Art of Rail Yard Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Rail Yard Maintenance

I live in close proximity to a Canadian Pacific rail yard. If I could live in it I would. I wander through it frequently as it helps my thought processes.

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The Journey to Psychotherapist

The Journey to Psychotherapist

As a prototypical nerd child I had interests in things like astronomy or paleontology. Growing up in an area that was once a Ordovician sea, invertebrate fossils were seemingly in every rock. I would spent weeks chiseling out a fine crinoid specimen while skipping phys ed class.

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Romantic Love and the Syndrome of Tourette

Romantic Love and the Syndrome of Tourette

I am currently working with a young man of teenage years who suffers from Tourette syndrome. This affliction has been documented for centuries and was described in the 15th century witchcraft hunters manual The Malleus Malificarum. Gilles de Tourette however is credited with an organized depiction back in 1885.

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Reflections on the Subject of Humour

Reflections on the Subject of Humour

I recently read an article that suggests women are attracted to funny men and have better sexual response with them. Naturally my primary (female) editorial advisor, possessed with feminist affectations, wondered if men have better orgasms with funny women. My secondary editorial consultant had this to say on the topic…”When did men become funny? How did funny become a standard for picking a mate? Is the strong silent type dead? Feminists have emasculated the species?

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