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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

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“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” Sigmund Freud Even Freud sensed that the complex work of psychoanalysis could take itself so seriously that it found sexually-charged, repressed monsters everywhere in the psyche. To balance this perceived over-emphasis on the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings Update

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Finish the Story Below is a short story without an ending. Read it and notice what your gut reaction is. What do you think happens next? There’s no right or wrong answer, but your first response is likely the most … Continue reading

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Paraprosdokians: Like Fine Wine

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A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t … Continue reading

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