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“In My Experience” NonFiction

Closing Doors

Throughout life, doors open and doors close. The openings are exciting: The closings are not. One might look at them like chapters in a book except for with chapters there is always a continuation. If we do not realize this, closing doors slam…. Continue Reading →

The Evils of Medicare and its Practitioners

Yes—I’m back—sort of. It’s been a rough several months. I’m hoping it’s nearly over. I broke my damn foot in a pedicure bath—I got terribly ill—then I fell in the street.  https://joycebowen.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/1151 Over the last several months, I’ve learned that even Medicare leaves me… Continue Reading →

Expanding Your Horizons

  I am a psychologist and an avid behaviorist. I study stimulus and response, and my favorite subject is—well—me. I am constantly gauging my response to situations with the knowledge that I am not unique. I fit snugly into a… Continue Reading →

Insanity?

Sticky post

I often feel like the harbinger of doom-and-gloom. There are so many issues that I see as important. Most of them result in death. Some have happy endings. Fiction has been a respite for me. I don’t indulge in it… Continue Reading →

Pestillo-llave Ninos

Era un chico latchkey. Para aquellos de ustedes que no saben lo que es esto, es un niño que tiene una llave para entrar en una casa cuando los padres están trabajando. Nadie está allí cuando llegan a casa de… Continue Reading →

Subcultures be Damned and They are Killing Us

I’ve studied psychology all my life. I studied canine behavior for twenty years. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-business-of-canines I once had two bitches that had puppies in the same moments.  One bitch scrambled over to the other litter and demolished two puppies.  I locked the offending bitch… Continue Reading →

Latch-key Kids

He was a latchkey kid. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a kid who has a key to get into a home when parents are working. No one is there when they get home from school. Arthur was a sweet… Continue Reading →

Success

  What is Success? How do you get there? Success entails a great deal of effort. I often define it in dichotomous terms of being a Victim or a Victor, but I’m wrong. There’s a lot of gray in between…. Continue Reading →

An Incorporated World is in the Offing

Pamela 🐝 Williams jarred me from my complacent dream with her piece: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/two-means-to-an-end-an-opinion-piece. I’ve tried to ignore what I’ve considered to be an evolutionary backslide for quite a while. I hunker down in my dream and hope events will bypass me, but I know in my heart they… Continue Reading →

Those Weren't the Days

Youth was an interesting time.  Do me a favor and play this while you read. Now you might think I was a real pothead because I loved this song.  I wasn’t  I just loved the damned song.  I hated the… Continue Reading →