I’ve been doing quite a

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about an issue that someone sent me an email about. It concerned abuse victims, and their tendency to abuse others as adults. I spent some time researching it, and found just really little information, and contradictory information at that. Are abuse survivors more or less likely to…

Pat LaFontaine’s sweet dream. While

Pat LaFontaine’s sweet dream. While you’re all so busy bashing Microsoft, I noticed that they are the corporate partner along with ex-NHL player Pat LaFontaine in trying to equip children’s hospitals with high-tech play rooms. I may not agree with everything they do, but you gotta stop and give them credit for this. I hope…

Interesting email discussion over the

Interesting email discussion over the last few days about dissociation. There are so many ways that people dissociate, even in everyday life, that it’s sometimes hard to pin down exactly what we mean. Dissociation can be something as extreme as multiple personalities or fugue states, but can also be used to describe daydreaming or “highway…

Kandahar comes out of the

Kandahar comes out of the closet NOW that Taleban rule is over in Mullah Omar’s former southern stronghold, it is not only televisions, kites and razors which have begun to emerge. Visible again, too, are men with their ashna, or beloveds: young boys they have groomed for sex. Anyone want to argue that Afghan culture,…