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  • (Hu)man vs. Nature - October 2020

    “A man can be destroyed, but not defeated."
    —The Old Man and the Sea; Ernest Hemingway; 1952

    Man, versus man, nature, society, or self. 1  These represent the classic points of conflict in literature. The Old Man and the Sea, perhaps the greatest example of man against nature, tells

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  • The Jagged Journey - July 2020

    “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes”. 
    Martin Luther King, Jr.; 1929-1968 

    It was Wednesday and a humid 40 degrees in New York City. It was the first day of 2020. People were resting or watching College Football Bowl games. The financial hub had every reason to celebrate New

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  • Baked In

    By Jack Rabuck

    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
    —Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan, whose list of accolades is astronomically long, made the above statement about pie back in 1980. Though he was describing something profound about the universe, this

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  • Compassionate But Clinical

    By Steve Weintraub

    A long-time client recently reached out to let us know that their last surviving parent was with Hospice. We were supportive emotionally and empathetic about the transition of losing a parent. However, we also felt compelled to step back and put on our clinician’s hat as

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