Malinda's Table

Life Gets To Be A Series of Dogs: A Memoir

LIFE GETS TO BE A SERIES OF DOGS A Memoir Chapter One -. Christopher The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. Konrad Lorenz Man Meets Dog Your family is what you’ve got…. It’s your limits and your possibilities. Sometimes you’ll...

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THE URGE FOR GOING: A Travel Memoir

PHILLY FORGET ME NOT I've been living outside of Philly Yeah, I'm so far away I've been gone for more than a minute Is the neighbourhood the same? Philly forget me not, forget me not, forget me not (Come on Philly don't forget me now) Hall and Oates I turned...

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Lady With A Gun

As a teacher, in keeping with the view of some of the idiots in government, I have asked my family to buy me a 357 Magnum for my upcoming 76th birthday. Given that I can hardly drive at night anymore, it should be interesting to see me aim and...

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Be Happy. It’s Not That Hard

The field of psychology has long focused on psychopathology, the troubled side of human nature. What doesn’t work rather than what makes us healthy and happy. This is changing with the new focus on positive psychology. With depression ten times higher today than in...

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Letter From A Student

To: Malinda Muzi: PSYC 215 005 15A FA17 - Developmental Psychology December 15, 2017 at 2:07am Dear Professor Malinda Muzi, This is ________ It is my honor to be one of your students. What you teach in class goes far beyond the content of the course. I never got...

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Sexual Harassment Sold My First Book

The luncheon began with the acquisition editor of a major book company telling me I was a pretty woman, but would be a knockout if I lost 10 pounds. I was there to sell Psychology: A Biographical Approach, an introductory psychology textbook. It had been a long road...

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Death Cleaning

It sounds morbid but I took the advice of this Swedish author and I'm "death cleaning." I started with my clothes closet last week (at least thirty outfits gone; did anyone want my tie-dye tees? I couldn't part with my wedding gown yet) and moved on for the last two...

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A Great Way to Be Dead

I recently attended a funeral at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd and noticed an amazing tombstone, topped with statues of a dog and a cat. I was curious about the deceased and wondered how he managed to get his companion animals buried with him. I inquired...

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The Jewish New Year

I love the High Holidays, both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, despite being a devout atheist, because they herald in Autumn, my favorite time of year.  To religious people it's the year 5778.  I have no idea why, as I must have missed that lesson in Hebrew School, which...

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