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THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PREY: Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Donald Trump’s greatest skill is destroying his enemies and competitors. He has an uncanny ability to intuit a person’s weakness and do whatever is necessary to destroy him (or her). He brings to mind the sense of smell that dogs … Continue reading

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I LOVE THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT A PUPPET TO ORGANIZED RELIGION, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Recently, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he is religious. He said, “Yes, I am religious. When a child is hungry, it really bothers me. When a child can’t get the medication he needs because his parents don’t have insurance, it … Continue reading

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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE? HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT FANTASY? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

He was dressed in a black tux and she wore a strapless white gown. Hesitantly, he raised her veil and gazed into her dark brown eyes. She gazed back and sighed deeply. The minister said with a smile, “You may … Continue reading

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Posted in CHASING BACKWARDS, a psychological murder mystery, Psychiatry, Self Examination, Skin Dance, a mystery, The Man with a Microphone in his Ear, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

WHAT DO BARACK OBAMA, JOHN STEWART, MICHAEL CONNELLY, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, JOE PATERNO, JOHN GRISHAM, SETH GODIN, MAGIC JOHNSON, MARK CUBAN, AND STEVEN SPIELBERG HAVE IN COMMON? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

What they have in common is exactly what I don’t have, name recognition. I wondered what would happen if, as an experiment, I listed famous people (who I’m interested in) and how that would reflect on my blog. Would some … Continue reading

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