Sunday, April 30, 2006

Denver layover ... long but quite tempting for photos as rain storms blew through. Posted by Picasa

Flying home from the West Coast ... yet another beautiful view. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 29, 2006

I loved all the color! Posted by Picasa

Loved the architecture of the convention center in Anaheim!!! I'm wishing I were here to help my company, but I'm really here for a photoshoot with Mrs. USA! She's an upcoming cover feature for WDJ. Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 28, 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006

Guess where we are? On our way to Branson! It's me and the kids this time. I've got another photoshoot! But this one is close to grandma and grandpa's house. So it's a quick adventue! Posted by Picasa

Thumbs up! I mean TOES UP for swimming in grandma and grandpa's pool! Posted by Picasa

We had a pretty wonderful day at Silver Dollar City! Posted by Picasa

Well ... ok. It wasn't ALL completely wonderful. There was also the roller coaster that was surprisingly fast and went upside down (a first for the little one). Posted by Picasa

With the International Festival just opening at SDC, we had an awesome time and got a chance to see an awesome show! Posted by Picasa

There was even a "love song" piece to OUR SONG! How amazing is that? Posted by Picasa

I couldn't resist a shot or two. Posted by Picasa

One of the best things? Getting messy! It was very tasty. Posted by Picasa

Oh yeah ... we got wet! And this wasn't even from a ride! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Monday, April 03, 2006

Are You Involved With A Psychopath?

Are You Involved With A Psychopath? By Michael Conner, Psy.D (click for full reference)

An excerpt: A psychopath is usually a subtle manipulator. They do this by playing to the emotions of others. They typically have high verbal intelligence, but they lack what is commonly referred to as "emotional intelligence". There is always a shallow quality to the emotional aspect of their stories. In particular they have difficulty describing how they felt, why they felt that way, or how others may feel and why. In many cases you almost have to explain it to them. Close friends and parents will often end up explaining to the psychopath how they feel and how others feel who have been hurt by him or her. They can do this over and over with no significant change in the person's choices and behavior. They don't understand or appreciate the impact that their behavior has on others. They do appreciate what it means when they are caught breaking rules or the law even though they seem to end up in trouble again. They desperately avoid incarceration and loss of freedom but continue to act as if they can get away with breaking the rules. They don't learn from these consequences. They seem to react with feelings and regret when they are caught. But their regret is not so much for other people as it is for the consequences that their behavior has had on them, their freedom, their resources and their so called "friends." They can be very sad for their self. A psychopath is always in it for their self even when it seems like they are caring for and helping others. The definition of their "friends" are people who support the psychopath and protect them from the consequence of their own antisocial behavior. Shallow friendships, low emotional intelligence, using people, antisocial attitudes and failure to learn from the repeated consequences of their choices and actions help identify the psychopath.

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