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    In Between

    One of my favorite times of day is twilight. The sun has set, painting what colors it will against the clouds on the horizon, and darkness has begun to fall, but just barely. The sky is a soft blue-black and the streetlights are just beginning …

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  • Tree in Winter

    Weather vs. Climate

    Hello, Minnesota! Welcome to winter! There’s no more denying the past few days of subzero temperatures, snow, and ice here in the Twin Cities. Winter is no longer coming. It has arrived. I tromp out into the snow in the mornings, my breath fogging the …

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    Happiness Is

    Are you happy? Do you find yourself seeking happiness? And if so, where do you look? If you come up short on answers to those questions, don’t fret; they’re all trick questions, focused on the achievement of happiness, rather than the experience of it. Let …

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  • My Eight Minutes of Fame: DNTO Radio Interview

    I was recently interviewed by Sook-Yin Lee of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s show, Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO). The theme of the show was letters that have changed your life. I had the opportunity to speak about my research on suicide notes. You can download …

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    Relationship Themes in Suicide Notes

    Years ago I worked in a psychiatric emergency room in a large metropolitan hospital. My job consisted of evaluating a steady stream of patients to determine whether they should be hospitalized or sent elsewhere. I saw people in the throes of mania, psychosis and suicidal …

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    Staving Off Seaonal Affective Disorder

    Even though the current 80+ degree weather we’re experiencing here in Minnesota belies the shift from summer to fall, it’s difficult to completely shut out of awareness the fact that colder temperatures and shorter days on their way. Leaves have started to litter my yard, …

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