The Last Recession?

There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time. ~ Coco Chanel   Technically, we are not headed into a recession, not even a brutal one. We are in the midst of the Greatest Depression. All this chatter about the coming recession from the corporate whores corporate media …

Preparing to Die

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture — that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves. ~ Edward Abbey   As I have explained repeatedly and recently, habitat on Earth is rapidly disappearing for Homo sapiens. In a perfect world, …

On Single-Issue Pursuits

It’s a fool’s life, a rogue’s life, and a good life if you keep laughing all the way to the grave ~ Edward Abbey   As with all the essays I post in this space, I have been thinking about the topic of this essay for a long time. As with the other essays I …

A Concise Overview

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. …

Peer-Reviewed Paper Recently Published

My latest peer-reviewed article was published yesterday in the September 2019 issue of Clinical Psychology Forum (as with many peer-reviewed journals, this one often appears before the stated publication date). My latest paper is something of a sequel to my May 2019 paper in the same journal, “Becoming Hope-Free: Parallels Between Death of Individuals and …

Interviewed by Dr. Gary Null of PRN

On 8 August 2019 I was interviewed by Dr. Gary Null for his daily radio show on the Progressive Radio Network. The resulting audio file is embedded here. I am featured for about 15 minutes beginning about 20 minutes into the show.     Published February, 2019: McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Only Love Remains: Dancing …

On Philosophy, Again

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche   I have written periodically about philosophy in this space for a dozen years. Along the way, I have hinted at my own personal philosophy, while also describing the …