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The title for the site is derived from “September Song,” which has been sung by many artists, my favorite being Willie Nelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7810J78TmbU

“Oh the days dwindle down. . . to a precious few” are lyrics from this song. . . and I am no longer in the September of my life. . .

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My journey has carried me from nuclear engineering (BS, University Buffalo) to psychology (PhD, University of Rochester), with a brief stopover in the philosophy of science (MS, University Buffalo); from traditional religion to humanism; from teacher to novice/retiree; from researcher to (aspiring) poet.

Before retiring, I spent 37 years as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, served as Director of the Graduate Clinical Psychology Program, and published extensively on topics at the intersection of psychology, science, religion and existential concerns.