Monthly Archives: June 2015

Teaching Story: What do you really want?

A young man decided to move his family, his wife and two daughters, to a set of small rooms in a building in Isfahan. His family’s new home was located a short walk away from the Sufi school the young man … Continue reading

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Free Play Softball Squeezes a Game In

  David A. Kolb, second from left, was the main founder of Free Play Softball, now in the middle of its 25th season. He was doing brisk business getting players to make pre-orders of 25th anniversary swag. Will, all the way … Continue reading

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Friendship: The Quest

From the perspective of my own vulnerability and woundedness, my friendship with Ken served my adult healing process. It is exactingly fit to the description: my being profoundly recognized and known. How would Ken describe the ramification of our friendship … Continue reading

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Interlude #3 World Behind A World

Former Lakewood Librarian Ken Warren turns pugnacious punk literary lion (Michael Heaton) It’s one with which you take up residence for an unforeseen period of time. It’s like a relationship with someone so much smarter and stranger than yourself you need to … Continue reading

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Friendship: Negative Capability, Unfinished Impositions, Irony

Loss of a person, of a close frriend or of a family member, presents a challenging process which won’t let go as it impels me through its requisite travail. At the same time, the outward conventions of concern and courtesy … Continue reading

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Interlude #2 Play

This re-intensification of the body, which restores our bond to an original intensity that resists traditional static notions of the cosmos and the human, of man and the universe, can best be called “spirit” or “spirituality” (thugs). Though the German … Continue reading

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Interlude #1 Perfume

Indivisible Forgive & let go open the head free the heart be wary of vengeance a life for a death if you can’t see anyone entire there’s no one there not even you aha aha death is a giving up … Continue reading

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Friendship: the Anima Problem

Excerpted from Ken Warren’s notes for Repairing the Opposites, Doubling Stars, Turning Swine Into Pears, a program presented by Ken and Stephen Calhoun at The C.G. Jung Center of the Analytical Psychology Center of Western New York in December 2014. … Continue reading

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Friendship: The Cut, and Combing the Matrices

In the upper right hand section of this collage is a vertical white line. Actually, up close, it looks like somebody took a knife to the art work. This vertical line is very critical to the capture of an essential … Continue reading

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Friendship: Meta All of the Above, and Combinatorial Experience

John M. Reisman wrote an amusing, and sometimes edifying, book about friendship, Anatomy of Friendship (1979.) At the beginning he provides a survey of luminaries, all men, with something to say about friendship. Reisman’s luminaries are: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, … Continue reading

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When Will the Regression Happen?

As the so-called oddsmaker, my lineups this year have resulted in nothing but close games. V–HOME 18 17 16 14 15 16 17 18* 13 14 11 12 Six games have been decided by a total of seven runs. My … Continue reading

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Friendship: the Heart of a Matter

(My aim is to write a bit about my friendship with Ken Warren, and these thoughts are additionally targeted to capture some resonant musings about the nature of friends, friendship, and, other related topics.) My close friend from Vermont, Bob … Continue reading

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