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06 Feb The Aspergian Model of Medicine (lol)

A pentagon assessment that Vladimir Putin might have a form of Asperger syndrome was all over the news this week. Asperger’s is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties with social interaction and nonverbal communication. It often involves restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. The Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger, who first wrote about the condition in...

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04 Feb Consciousness of Unconsciousness

As we work on our film about the relationship between our emotions - both conscious and unconscious - and health, I've been thinking a great deal about the idea of how information reaches our awareness. One of the most difficult things for people to wrap their minds around is how to become aware of the shaky frames that define our...

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25 Jan Morning Mourning

Sick of Heaven from rumur on Vimeo. - a video for the sleepyhead song sick of heaven- which involves releasing my father's ashes into the ocean It's 5 am on the 9th anniversary of my father's death, and as I lay here thinking about writing about my father - and myself - I struggle with the balance between nakedness and exhibitionism;...

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25 Jan The Parent Traps… and Releases

[caption id="attachment_17833" align="aligncenter" width="681"] "Yellow Glove with Shank" -Lavar Munroe- from Area 919 show at the Nasher Museum of Art[/caption] I know both from memory, and reminders by mother, that I could be a real brat when my I was a kid. This knowledge give me a great deal of empathy for my parents, my kids, and myself. When my daughters...

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22 Jan The Real Cause of Everything

The word responsibility comes up a lot when you have a 12-year-old daughter. It also comes up a lot when you're working on a movie about issues related to healthcare and emotions. The other day I wrote something about the relationship between poverty and asthma, which raises several questions about responsibility. These questions have both cultural and political implications. From...

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22 Jan Poor Asthma

Today there was an article in the Washington Post that discussed a surprising new study which found that it's not asthma and urban poverty that are linked, but instead, poverty in general. While the author of the article was able to surmise that living in poverty might possibly be a causative factor in regards to asthma, it completely missed the...

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