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Your childhood - a poll

Just curious….did you have a good childhood?

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More buried evidence

Last week commenter Kim Bosch laughed about the fact that I literally buried a lie when I was eight years old, which reminded me of other lies I buried that year. Eight, apparently, was the Year of Burying Incriminating Evidence. I puzzled over this while reminiscing. What deep psychological forces were at work that would […]

The tangled web

When I was a kid, I told lies because I was afraid to tell the truth. A lie was often the only possible way out of the path of my mother’s anger, so I always tried it, even though it didn’t usually work and usually led to a more severe punishment.

I also felt profoundly […]