I’m Sixty-Four Years Old Today: The Pain and the Glory

I’m Sixty-Four Years Old Today: The Pain and the Glory

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Date : March 27, 2015

I think I am wide awake, but am actually dreaming. I am with my father at the Donaldson Park skating rink.  It is the middle of winter in Highland Park, New Jersey.  The year is 1964.  My dad is gracefully gliding across the ice and he is being observed in awe by the one hundred or so kids and adults in attendance.  It is a cold and bright outside; one of the rare New Jersey nights where you can actually see the outline of the stars and the planets.

 

The night is quiet and I...

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Ending a Relationship with a Passive-Aggressive Person

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Date : March 22, 2015

What do we mean when we say that a person is passive-aggressive? This behavior happens when a person is very angry at you, but he is reluctant, fearful or in the habit of not being direct with you about why he is upset.  Instead he will demonstrate his anger in a way in which he can deny his true rage that he feels toward you.

 

One example of passive-aggressive behavior is the person who will break dishes when you ask him to wash them because he doesn’t want to do this chore,...

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