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Ashley Madison Take 2

August 29, 2015

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The purchase of the island of Manhattan.  The commonly understood history is that in 1626 Dutch colonists purchased the island of Manhattan from the Native Americans for trade goods valued at about 60 Dutch guilders.[1]  That amount would have purchased about 1 ½ pounds of silver at the time.  Though the natives’ understanding of the […]

Ashley Madison Hack Help (Take 1)

August 25, 2015

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So your information got hacked from your Ashley Madison account, huh?  And now your life is in crisis.  My grad school advisor’s native language was Chinese.  He shared with me that the Chinese character for crisis contains the characters for danger and opportunity.  The danger seems obvious, so let’s see where there might be some […]

Control

June 3, 2015

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So your partner tries to control you, huh?  That seems a relatively common complaint.  I get it.  You’re an adult and you don’t want to feel like you are under someone’s thumb.  Since I hear this complaint more often from men than from women, for the sake of convenience, let me use gender specific pronouns. […]

Contaminating the Fantasy (Part 2 – The AP)

April 25, 2015

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“You do realize, that if you actually dated her, saw her on a regular basis, lived with her, that she would find some fault with you, right? That she would find some things about you that drove her crazy.  That she’d make demands of you that you wouldn’t like.  That she’d get angry at you?”  […]

Powder Keg

December 4, 2014

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With Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, and such, many married people have had the experience of being contacted by an old flame who “just wanted to see how you were doing.”  Or you may have been the one doing the contacting.  This usually results in FB messages, texts, and email exchanges.  Then your partner finds out about […]