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Seize the day! Creatively maladjust!

Today’s post is the first in a series of two by guest author Deborah Belle. On September 1, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, saying how pleased he was to take “a … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part II

By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the second in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper.   It is not my intention to accuse Chris Kyle of committing war crimes as an individual, or to … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part I

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By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the first in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper. What American Sniper offers us — more than a heart-wrenching tale about Chris Kyle’s struggle to be a soldier, a husband, … Continue reading

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