Archive for June 4th, 2009

Losing what made us victorious

There is a scene in the film version of Band of Brothers, the true story of Company E of the 101st Airborne during WWII, where Easy Co. is passing a column of German soldiers who have surrendered. The Germans are marching one way down the Autobahn while American troops are in trucks riding in the other direction. On one of those truck is future writer David Webster ...

 
 

Mind Matters: The Need for Empathy

We've been hearing a lot in the news about the danger of having empathy these days, but not much about what it means if you don't have it. Well, folks, according to the DSM IV, the diagnostic and statistical manual used by psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, one of the characteristics of a narcissistic personality disorder is “lack of ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A series of disjointed ramblings

I’m not sure how or when it happened, but at some point I became a sleep-deprived night owl. I often get e-mails from my associates on the Sanderson Museum Board asking me what I was doing sending out emails at 1:45 a.m. The only time it worked to my benefit was when a high school classmate, who is a Baptist minister, was working with refugees in Thailand last ...