Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?

Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?

Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body

When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson began investigating the children who speak of past lives, there were phenomena waiting for him that he didn't expect. To introduce these, I'm going to use the story of the twin boys, Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma. In 1971, Stevenson says a sessions court judge in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body

Rescuing ourselves, or trying to | Canada votes

So today is Canada's election, and like most elections now, all eyes are on Left vs Right. In this country, the centre-left Liberal party has been in power for approx 6 years, but, since 2019, only with a minority government, so they have depended on smaller parties to back them up. Apparently our prime minister, … Continue reading Rescuing ourselves, or trying to | Canada votes

Rescuing reality | Trying to save Love, literature, books, films, and the Truth

In my novel The Birdcatcher, middle-age Chris Stone is on a train coming back from a lone hunting trip in northern Ontario, alternately watching the passing forests, low mountains and lakes outside the window and reading from a book of Federico Garcia Lorca's poetry, when he comes to that poem where Lorca tells of his … Continue reading Rescuing reality | Trying to save Love, literature, books, films, and the Truth