Q: “Is it normal to be exhausted after a therapy session with your clinical psychologist if you have a mental illness?”

Lawrence Welk (photo credit: unknown) Normal? That's funny. Um. Who did most of the talking? The patient? Or the licensed well-dressed sociopath taking notes? (Jokes.) First, you have to realize “normal” is a state of mind, a figment of our dysfunctional imagination, a tumor that never goes away and spends a lifetime…just sitting there…atop and… Continue reading Q: “Is it normal to be exhausted after a therapy session with your clinical psychologist if you have a mental illness?”

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CONFIDENTIAL: “The Jobs I Remember” (Or: My Real Resume)

  THE JOBS I REMEMBER: BRIAN J. SCHAEFER (THROUGH 47 YEARS, 8 MONTHS AND CHANGE) CLICK for CLASSIFIED MATERIAL - NO RECRUITERS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT SO IT'S BEEN six months since leaving the Associated Press and for the first time in a while -- despite my ultimate goal of being an independent professional a year… Continue reading CONFIDENTIAL: “The Jobs I Remember” (Or: My Real Resume)

Quora (or: Why I Need to Pull the Plug on “Life Hacks,” relationship advice to those without girlfriends, and explaining why Raskilnikov was a Hero)

Minus the dashes. I read two answers that rhymed with"Google co-founder" and who-the-hell-cares. Sorry, kids.  My distrust of you and your lack of anything interesting going on upstairs has become a full-blown phobia.  So I wrote this. Because it works. And it's never a situation you expect to be in. But one day you just might… Continue reading Quora (or: Why I Need to Pull the Plug on “Life Hacks,” relationship advice to those without girlfriends, and explaining why Raskilnikov was a Hero)