Narcissists and the Legal System

I swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, yeah right! Anyone who is unfortunate enough to have dealt with a narcissist knows this is not going to happen. Unfortunately, this is the tenant upon which our legal system is based. There does not seem to be an understanding that not everyone … Continue reading Narcissists and the Legal System

Influences in my Youth

I was watching a series of Ted Talks on storytelling and a common theme, or rather a common element, is that each of the speakers have mentioned a strong influence when they were young. One woman spoke about being brought up in a chauvinistic household and being beat for not following the rules that she … Continue reading Influences in my Youth

The Perils of Play

Lawyers and insurance companies are ruling the world and they are taking us in the wrong direction. Simply put, there is more to life than avoiding death. We have been sucked in anyway to avoiding risk at all costs. This is especially acute in today's parents who have coddled this generation of children so much; … Continue reading The Perils of Play

Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Pants

Tomato red pants were the only thing that we could find given the parameters of our shopping trip. We were in a hurry. There were things that my mother would rather be doing. Unfortunately for her, I was not yet capable of going shopping for myself. I had been wearing the same pair of pants … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Pants

Inventing Mother

I have done a little reading about how to mend a broken heart; when it was broken by the absence of parents, and there does not seem to be much available. One book gave strict guidelines that you were not supposed to make your other relationships fill this hole in your heart. You have to … Continue reading Inventing Mother

Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Cavity

The memory is isolated from context, age or other circumstances. The best I can do is narrow it down to a period between the ages of 9 and 15 because I moved into this particular house when I was about to turn 9 and moved out on my 15th birthday, but I digress. I had … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Cavity