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Birth and Death...and Birth Again

My brother Gene passed into the Great Mystery a few days ago. I feel like I've lost a limb. Dr. Eugene Frederick Karson was born on October 23rd, 1935.  A brilliant, athletic, consistently curious, and compassionate man, he was my idol, my inspiration, my colleague in the helping professions, a great fan of my fiction, and in our adult years my increasingly close friend. An accomplished and much loved internist to multitudes of SoCal families, a cherished husband and father and grandfather, a devoted uncle and cousin, he wore the mantle of responsible and reliable head of an eccentric and lively extended family with a natural grace, twinkly-eyed humor, and a wisdom born of his earlier recognition that—as he once put it to me—"life is very fair; it breaks everyone's heart." He should know. Gene was initiated into heartache at a traumatically early age when his mother Edna died when he was three years old—needlessly, as it happens, since penicillin had just
A Reading and Book Signing:  The Butterfly Effect from an Imaginal Perspective ~ Quantum Physics, the Shadow, and Collective Transformation Please come and join me on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles for the launch celebration of Return of the Butterfly !   Presented by Sharon Heath, M.A., M.F.T.  Come celebrate with us the release of Jungian analyst Sharon Heath’s third novel of  The Fleur Trilogy ,  Return of the Butterfly !  How do you maintain your balance in a world turned upside down? Buffeted by dire winds of climate change, Nobel scientist and odd duck extraordinaire Fleur Robins rides rough waves of sexual betrayal and gender fluidity, bullying and loss, as she and her physics team speed up their efforts to ensure a viable future for the world’s children—including her own. Thanks to her fascination with the void; a vivid imagination; a loving, if eccentric, extended family; and a couple of dog