Beauty and the Beast

(By Marsha Carlson, LISW, MSW) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genie invited me to write a blog, which I have never done before.  She told me I can write about anything I choose.  When she said that, my mind went blank even though once I start talking you can’t shut me up....

Beauty? Grotesque?

Beauty and its explanation have attracted attention through the centuries. “Grotesque” has less press. A visceral experience this holiday sparked my interest in these opposites. A beautiful (or at least very pretty) acquaintance showed up during the...