Category Archives: The Dichotomist

THE DICHOTOMIST: The Accidental Visitor (Chapter 8, the final chapter)

THE ACCIDENTAL VISITOR It was Spring in the Dolomites of Italy. I was able to supplement my meager meals of hare and pine nuts with some fresh trout from a nearby stream. It was a delicious change. During one of … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: Lecture 8 “Conclusion” (part 2)

Conclusion of Lectures  (Part2) It was not long before my father, the psychoanalyst, would take me into the garage simply to throw a bolt at me. He would keep, nearby, a lined notebook. In this book he would make notes on my … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: My Son, the Dichotomy (Chapter 7)

MY SON, THE DICHOTOMY  The three of us, mother, my wife and myself, doted on our son. We knew he had been born into a place of privilege. After all, he was born into a family of substantial means and … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: Lecture 7 “Conclusion” (part 1 of 2)

  Conclusion of Lectures  (Part 1) In my introduction to this series of lectures I stated that the contents would also serve as my doctoral thesis. I will now proceed with that business. Dear Doctor; why do I feel so compelled … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: Two visits to Italy; WWII and Recent (Chapter 6)

  TWO VISITS TO ITALY; WWII & RECENT As I sat there at my desk wondering where my day had gone to I realized that it had been split in two. The morning was consumed by my thoughts about family, … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: Lecture 6 (Encyclopedic Listings of the Bolt)

ENCYLOPEDIC LISTINGS OF THE BOLT We must list our citations for references to bolts. Therefore we must go back to the phenomena of the bolt. On the surface a bolt is a bolt. As we delve deeper into our critique … Continue reading

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THE DICHOTOMIST: Family and Work Life at BU (Chapter 5)

FAMILY AND WORK LIFE AT BU  I often think of my family back in Binghamton. The name Binghamton is an anomaly when applied to where I worked and lived. My wife and I at one time or another had both held … Continue reading

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