The Perqs of Being a Podcaster

Something has been brewing during the winter, and it’s time to spill the news… I have a podcast! One day this winter, while I was talking with Ben, a colleague from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, he told me about the podcast he’d been producing, Jungianthology. We started exchanging ideas. Next thing I know, I’m doing interviews with notable Jungians and...

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Irish Poetry and its Super Hero: Seamus Heaney

For a time, I lived in Dublin. A time that feels far, far away now; since the pandemic has made time an accordion—shorter, longer, short, short, long. Mostly I spent that year in the rarefied Trinity College library researching all day just two flights above the enshrined Book of Kells. Dating back to 600 A.D. the illuminated manuscript inked on velum by...

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10 Offbeat Love Quotes from Famous Authors

In a traditional Catholic grade school like mine, even love had its rules. Valentine’s Day was no exception. Ahem, that’s St. Valentine’s Day, which honors an ancient Roman martyr Valentinus, executed on Feb. 14. In third grade, I had a slightly offbeat nun who seemed to revel in the idea of having a party to celebrate the martyr. What a boon! When...

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10 Life Lessons from My Research

Over the past few years, my research has taught me many things. What comes to mind are the people I encountered who had a keen sense of identity that made them resilient after defeat and steady at the crossroads. They taught me so much about life. In reflecting on 2020, it seemed like a good idea to share some of the lessons...

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