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Learning to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

George Heymont | Posted 01.03.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Children can be remarkably resilient. But what about adults who struggle to cope with the demands of their personal and professional lives? Will they happily go with the flow of new-found freedoms and technology? Or will they dig in their heels and resist change with the angry determination of a frightened adolescent?

Bro Jobs

George Heymont | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Organized religion, street gangs, fraternity hazing rituals and aggressive jocks who push weaker kids into their school lockers may be responsible for a horrendous amount of violence and bullying. But when one examines the root causes of their behavior, certain personality traits are easily identified.

Mitigating the Military Mindset

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of the most fatuous and vainglorious military men in literature (Miles Gloriosus and Sergeant Belcore) recently trod the stages of San Francisco theatres. In no time at all they were cut down to size by opinionated and forceful women with brains who are not so easily impressed by brawn.

Finding Emo

George Heymont | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Teenagers often claim to know who they are with an absolutism that can be nightmarish. But it takes years before one can peel away layers of accumulated misinformation (and disinformation) in order to truly explore one's inner self.

Coping With Undesirables

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.

As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes

George Heymont | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that's been made in the women's rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

Would You Like Fries With Your Dysfunction?

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Comedians love to test an audience by pushing the envelope. Push hard and, if you get a good laugh, push even harder. Keep pushing as you test the crowd to see how far you can go without completely alienating people.