Valentine’s Day again. Flowers, candy, thoughtful little gifts and all those mushy Hallmark cards: “No matter what happens in life, things are always better with you by my side,” Life may change, but our love will always be the same. “I choose you. Now and forever” Really? Is that true? According to [...]
Don’t expect any New Year’s resolutions from me. I intend to remain the same sarcastic, lil’ bit pudgy, long-winded, foul-mouthed delight you’ve all come to know and love. Ahh, yes, it’s the New Year. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person. I thought [...]
The Followers is not about policy or political ideology or even the guru or our political leaders, as much as it is about the followers from the viewpoint of a follower. Having spent several decades of my life, now viewed in retrospect, and two and a half years of extensive [...]
https://www.insider.com/i-was-part-of-a-cult-narcissist-sociopath-25-years-2021-12In writing "The Followers, "Holy Hell" and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders: How My Years in a Notorious Cult Parallel Today's Cultural Mania," I set out on a journey to explore these questions: How could I have believed this guy? How could I have made the moral compromises I did, [...]
Thanks for joining me, Radhia! I enjoyed your book on your experience as a member of a cult, Buddha-field, and a follower of the guru, who has adopted many names but was born Jaime Gomez. Would you like to tell us why you decided to write the book?https://sharpenyouraxe.substack.com/p/narcissists-as-chameleons
The other day my client described a condition they were experiencing that is almost too horrifying to mention. The person has diabetes and was taking a drug called Farxiga that lists its usual side effects as:
Sigh! Well, some of you know I work in the public arena and very often get the occasion of people who feel the need to unburden their political fantasies on me. The latest propaganda yarn spinning around in the vacant, doldrums between the ears of the FOX Noise enthusiasts is that nobody wants to work because they are all getting “free money”.
The other day I received a group-email from my NRA/Fox Noise-brainwashed, gun-toting relative, who continues to send little anti-gun-regulation screeds to his friends and family, all of whom — other than me — are nothing more than his agreeable echo chamber...
Today, a friendly woman came in to check out our store. A California refugee, she’s new in town. I, being a dislocated Californian myself, welcomed her. Now, my first clue should have been that she is from specifically Orange County...
Over seventy-four million voters still ride on the Trump train. And despite reality, 70% of Republicans believe that Biden’s presidency is illegitimate.