What is freedom? Does it even make sense to speak of “freedom” if man cannot relinquish freedom? How can we “avoid” freedom while still convincing ourselves we embrace our personal freedom? Ordinarily we think of freedom as an unequivocally positive concept. Throughout recorded history has not the human being yearned and striven for freedom? Yet freedom viewed from the perspective of ultimate ground is riveted to dread. In its existential sense “freedom”

Introduction ”Death’s rather like a certain kind of lecturer”, the novelist John Fowles said, ”You don’t really hear what is being said until you’re in the front row.” So speaks the American existential psychoanalyst and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Irvin D. Yalom, in his classic “Existential Psychotherapy” from 1980. Drawing from more than 50 years of clinical experience, empirical research, philosophy, and literature Irvin Yalom examines what he identifies as the

Dear Skeleton-Man reader ! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from Skeleton-Man !! ‘Tis the season for reflection and I’m happy to say 2019 proved to be an exciting and eventful year. I moved into an office and working space where I can concentrate on the various Skeleton-Man activities I am working on (mostly the clothing and paintings parts). I had my first dj performances

Dear Skeleton-Man reader Good to connect again! A lot has been going on since my last Blog Post/Newsletter. Soon a new year begins and I’m glad to give you a quick update on my whereabouts and doabouts these days. Read on to learn more!   A quick visit to Hollywood, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Las Vegas First of all, in November I flew to Los Angeles for a photo

Dear Skeleton-Man reader ! Thank you for finding your way to my blog – and thanks for your patience! The site came online a year ago and this is my first blog post. On the bright side, you can expect not to be spammed! I will start publishing blog posts more regularly now, though, and hope you want to stay onboard. I can promise you three things in my blog