Archive for September, 2002


September 29, 2002



More fictional therapy.

September 28, 2002

I am reading Pilgrim by Timothy Findley. From the blurb:

For Jung, this man becomes an embodiment of the psyche’s mystery. Claiming to have no past history but to have simply arrived one day at consciousness, Pilgrim lives in a limbo outside individuality and subjectivity. He’s everyone and no one. Is he a messenger? Or is he a basket case? As the novel gathers momentum, we realize that Pilgrim is a character much like Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, traversing gender and time, a witness. But whereas Woolf is a feverish and emotional writer, Findley is philosophical and dry, playful and slightly pretentious. Imagining conversations between Pilgrim and Henry James, Leonardo da Vinci, and Oscar Wilde, this novel is like a party full of beautiful guests.

Jennifer Malfi

September 27, 2002

Analyze this: ‘The Sopranos’ offers real-life lessons on psychotherapy
There is certainly something to be said about her work – it is better than other psychotherapy I have seen on the screen, but still weird.

The book, The Psychology of the Sopranos: Love, Death, Desire and Betrayal in America’s Favorite Gangster Family by Glen O. Gabbard looks fun: Amazon has interesting reviews.

The Big Idea :: an online community of New Zealand\’s creative industries

September 25, 2002

The Big Idea :: an online community of New Zealand\’s creative industries

Virtuality Theorists

September 24, 2002

Virtuality Theorists Nice bunch of links by Gene R. Thursby, Associate Professor, University of Florida.


September 22, 2002

While at City Lights I got drawn into Dashiell Hammett because of the local colour. On the plane home I read The Glass Key, quite fun. Apparently the basis for the Cohen’s Miller’s Crossing (1990). The original movie: The Glass Key, (1942), sounds good, but not available in the store here. Nice review of it by Alexander Walker

I almost cry when I see and hear the vanished virtues of the old-style Hollywood thriller: terseness, tautness, a laconic attitude to life, but also a commitment to the values that make it worth living and not just killing for.

This bio: Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961] is useful. The man was persecuted in the McCarthy era. Here is a pic I found:

I get onto a roll, I now have a video out: Hammett (1982) directed by Wim Wenders. Perhaps more on that later.

Later: It was awful!

Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag, Nelson Mandela

September 12, 2002

Yoko Ono Pleads ‘Give Peace a Chance’ on 9/11
Susan Sontag — Real Battles and Empty Metaphors
Nelson Mandela: The United States of America is a Threat to World Peace


September 10, 2002


Wedding Trip

September 1, 2002

I did say I’d keep a travelogue here, and we are on our way,but no, I am keeping this more psyber. However I do have a weblog, more private, and will send you the URL if you like, just email me. This does look like the last post here for a few days though as we travel up the Californian coast.