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THE MEANING OF REALITY

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c  2014, all rights reserved. The philosopher Parmenides, known for the philosophical school he established in his city, Elea, (in Italy) and his main disciple, Zeno, opined that the external world was, in some sense, an illusion. That there was no “reality.” Of course this seems, on its face, ridiculous. There […]

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Suggestions on How to Have a Happy Marriage

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c   2011, all rights reserved. I’m sitting in a cramped and uncomfortable seat on a U.S. Airways flight to Tampa, vowing to fly United next time. But my discomfort is made tolerable by my sweet wife, Nancy, sitting beside me. We’ve been married 30 years and went together for 6 years […]

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REVIEW OF “THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME” BY STEVE FLINK

By Allen Fox, Ph.D. c 2013, all rights reserved There have been so many great players and great matches in the past that we will, regrettably, never be able to see. Yes, the more recent ones like Nadal vs Federer and Williams vs Sharapova are on video tape, but what about the classic contests between […]

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Don’t Talk About Your Wins or How Good You Are

Rafael Nadal was beautiful in his interview after his semi-final win at the U.S. Open. He gave credit to his opponent, said he was happy with his game and improvement, and convincingly downplayed any talk about his overtaking Federer’s Slam record and/or being the best player of all time. He was modest, even humble, (as […]

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Thoughts on Cliff Richey’s New Book “Acing Depression”

Richey is honest, open, and smart. I thought Andre Agassi’s book was unusually honest and insightful, but it pales in comparison to Cliff Richey’s new book. Cliff describes his own mental processes as he developed into a tennis champion and later, as he was stricken with debilitation depression in an incredibly lucid, insightful, and vivid […]

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