Author Archives: Gloria Garfunkel

About Gloria Garfunkel

Gloria Garfunkel has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and was a psychotherapist for 35 years, listening to others' stories. She is now a writer of flash fiction and memoir, telling her own tales.

Magic Numbers Update by Gloria Garfunkel

There are certain numbers that I need to keep repeating in my head at all times since Fukushima to prevent another nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to melt down and was therefore worse than Chernobyl. There have been no new nuclear … Continue reading

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The Hypochondriac Artist by Gloria Garfunkel

  Abe K. Malady, M.D. was renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge of the afflictions of the human psyche, specializing in the area of hypochondriasis and somatization disorders. Some of his most seminal papers have been published in … Continue reading

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Pfeffering by Gloria Garfunkel

             Hermann Pfeffer’s greatest achievement was creating a brilliant accounting short-cut referred to by accountants the world over as Pfeffering. As a child, he had been a piano prodigy. As an adolescent, a chess prodigy. But he came from a … Continue reading

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Larry Orbach’s and Vivien Orbach-Smith’s “Young Lothar”: Reviewed by Gloria Garfunkel

My friend since middle-school, Vivien and I have much in common. We are both writers. We are both funny. We both have a strong moral compass and psychological insight. And we are both daughters of Holocaust survivors, terrified it could … Continue reading

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