Because I've been paying close attention to dreams since I was a boy, every now and then I think it's time for me to write my own book about dreams. But each time that happens I immediately think of psychologist Robert Van de Castle's monumental book, Our Dreaming Mind and I change my mind. For … Continue reading Dreams | Psychologist Robert Van de Castle and Our Dreaming Mind
For some reason the fate of Alek Minassian continues to haunt me. How is it, I ask myself, that someone who killed 10 people and injured 16 more, some permanently, running them down in his rented van here in Toronto 15 minutes walk from my home, now convicted and awaiting sentencing, continues to elicit sympathy … Continue reading Autism |Toronto’s van rampage 4 | Alek Minassian convicted – what now?
What would you think of a 74 year-old man who set out on the hardest, longest, most traumatic undertaking of his life? One that would physically and mentally exhaust him, and render him, after it was over, unable to think straight or do anything constructive for days? For the past two months I've been unable … Continue reading I’m back | The trauma of moving and saying goodbye | hope for the future
Alex Minassian's trial finally took place and, to no-one's surprise, he was convicted.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard Lee Harvey Oswald described as the assassin of JFK. For example, the current Wikipedia article says, "Oswald shot and killed Kennedy on November 22, 1963, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository as the President traveled by motorcade through Dealey Plaza … Continue reading Rescuing History | I wish I had a dollar | Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK and the plight of loners
Few people talk about this - the strange interaction you sometimes see between dreams and the real world. To show you what I mean, I'll give you a simple example of my own. A few years ago I had a series of dreams, night after night for about a week, in which I dreamt dead … Continue reading Paranormal World | Dreams entering reality
Here is something peculiar. Many autistic people report that they are visual thinkers. Temple Grandin, the famous animal behavior scientist/engineer, has written about 'thinking in pictures'. From early on in life I was like that too. When I was a small boy I read comic books before I could read (Donald Duck, etc). I … Continue reading Autism vs the Camera
Here is something interesting. Among my new posts, those on autism draw the most visits to this site. But with older posts, those about Ian Stevenson and his investigation of children who talk of past lives get more traffic than all the rest put together. Why? Well, all paranormal phenomena are interesting, but these children … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who speak of past lives | Veer Singh in the after-life
Now I think I know what it is I want to say about Jan 6. Like most people watching that violent, hysterical, deluded invasion of the US Congress, that attempt to overthrow an election through violence - with 99% of the participants white, many of the outnumbered Capital police Afro-Americans - at first I was … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | January 6 | Has the West lost it?