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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

23 January 2018

Dead Women, Angry Men, Toxic Masculinity, and Jung

Every novel about a dead woman and an angry man is a confession of allegorical (or metaphorical) murder at the author’s hands.

01 March 2017

The Parable of the Blind Swordfighter

Whenever you feel angry, imagine that you’re a blind person in a crowded room with a sword that doesn’t have a handle. It’s a metaphor for anger and the need for control I’ve found useful, even if I don’t consistently apply it.