On Criticism and Critics

On Criticism and Critics “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; …

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On Metaphysical Necessity

On Metaphysical Necessity “Metaphysics addresses the question of existence or “being.” No one has said it better than Jean Paul Sartre, who has said that the basic philosophical question is that something is there rather than nothing is there. Nothing that is worth calling a philosophy can sidestep the question of the fact that things …

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The Gifted Young Person and Existential Depression

The Gifted Young Person and Existential Depression “Existential depression is a depression that arises when an individual confronts certain basic issues of existence. Yalom (1980) described four such issues (or “ultimate concerns “) – death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness. Death is an inevitable occurrence. Freedom, in an existential sense, refers to the absence of external …

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The Hero and Her Journey

The Hero and Her Journey The story of Blood Sapphire’s Revenge is the story of our heroine, Staff Sergeant Haddy Abrams. Her journey mimics that of countless others and the reader. It involves a journey which requires a departure from home, from the familiar and known into dangerous new areas, unexplored lands and seas, and …

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Writing as an Exploration of Trauma and Resilience

Trauma & Disassociation Dr. Bruce Farmer’s thoughts on exploring trauma and disassociation through the development of Infants and young children who are violated, either physically or mentally, abused, and/or neglected by their caretaking adults are overwhelmed. This represents a traumatic shock, and like an atom bomb, threatens to destroy or shatter the psychosomatic unity of …

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Book Launch Press Release

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2022   Contact: Tom Briggs Publisher Liaison press@bloodsapphiresrevenge.com   Breakout Military Thriller Novel by Author Dr. Bruce Farmer Available Now in Print, eBook and Audiobook   PORTLAND, Ore.—Book publisher epigraph today announced the release and worldwide availability of Blood Sapphire’s Revenge—the new military thriller novel by author Dr. …

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