Monthly Archives: January 2011

Suicide, axis 2, and the Cow in the Kitchen:

Suicide, axis 2, and the Cow in the Kitchen: Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have heard that the highest risk for suicide is when a patient starts to feel better. That doesn’t make sense. Why is that? -from Y. Sue … Continue reading

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Mid life crisis

Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Why is it that so many older men seem to do idiotic and damaging crap and then blame it on “mid life crisis”? I’ve seldom heard of a woman turn 40, run out, buy a Porsche and … Continue reading

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congresswoman shot and bad parenting

I wrote an essay a while ago concerning the #1 parenting mistake people make. It seemed relevant this morning after hearing the news that a congresswoman was shot. The media is of the opinion that this incidence might be related … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolutions

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, What are your thoughts on the value of New Year’s resolutions? On the one hand, people seem to mostly use their 
”resolutions” as an excuse to annihilate themselves on New Year’s eve and not feel guilty … Continue reading

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Intent

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, What you have been saying about intent reminds me of a sculpture I saw in the Hirison Museum sculpture garden in Washington D.C. It depicts a man trapped between two doors. Part of him is out … Continue reading

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