Psychobiographies

Brief Interlude at the Bookstore or Apropos of Nothing Much

Brief Interlude at the Bookstore or Apropos of Nothing Much

Back to the coffee bar where I was behind only one adult who didn’t know what she wanted but was finally cajoled into something she probably didn’t want anyway.

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The Phone Call

The Phone Call

The labyrinthine world of governmental cloak and dagger activities loves its subterfuge and it is excruciatingly slow to divulge its activities

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One Way Fare from Gold Run

One Way Fare from Gold Run

An old hermit lived in solitude in Gold Run, a near-abandoned collection of gold rush and World War II era buildings on a creek of the same name around 40 miles northwest of Nome.

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Walrus Hunt

Walrus Hunt

My invitation to the walrus hunt came in early spring, the usual time for such activities in northern Alaska.

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Cruising Down the River

Cruising Down the River

 “Help! Hey, somebody – help!!”  I turned and saw Bobby Goeth’s Volkswagen just starting to float gently past me, slowly …

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My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

My Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: I. Challenges and Opportunities in Intercultural Friendships

Intercultural friendship can be full of challenges, but can also provide opportunities for mutual growth and be a small step toward social justice. This autoethnographic study focuses on the interface between interculturality and friendship.

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My Hope for Having Children: A True Story of Love, Sacrifice, Faith, Courage and Hope

My Hope for Having Children: A True Story of Love, Sacrifice, Faith, Courage and Hope

Maria Calderon-Romero, Psy.D. My essay is on hope with a focus on the most incredible, yet breath-taking part of my …

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Hope and California: Two Minority Perspectives

Hope and California: Two Minority Perspectives

This composition explores the notion of hope and the migration to California by people of African and Japanese descent. It is a broad view of the vicissitudes of the two groups with regard to their western ingress and acculturation.

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Voyage

Voyage

Sunny days were not in store for us and shortly after we dropped anchor the storm broke. No discharging of cargo was possible, and for over two days we watched the seas slowly build and the winds strengthen.

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OOGRUK!

OOGRUK!

Sitting on the floor behind them in a semi-circle were the four skin-drum percussionists—happy, perspiring, and a bit odoriferous– enthusiastically whipping sticks against their flat, hand-held drums made of seal gut stretched across circular frames.

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