Editor: Roy Lisker,PhD
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This photograph of myself was taken by activist Gene Keyes, at the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Committee for Non-Violent Action,held in Voluntown, Connecticut, June 11-13, 2010.
For other photos of persons present at the reunion, several of whom are very famous in the anti-war movements of the 60's and since, go to CNVA
A new folder "Probably Original Scientific Discoveries" has been formed. Many people in today's world tell me that I lack credibility, for the sole reason that citations of my name are just about totally absent from the peer review journals!
Without intending to blow my own didgeridoo, the purpose of this file is to correct that major overcite (sic!).
An Anthology of 19 stories, "Dispatches from the Fringes", has been placed in the Stories folder, in the formats dock, doc, pdf, and htm. Go to Stories. The pdf version can be accessed from here:
Dispatches from the Fringes
Life and Life Energy; March 25,2013
All 7 chapters of this treatise on psychology have been edited, updated and revised. A final chapter 8 is planned.
The goal of treatise is a modest one:its author claims to have invented a new paradigm for the psychology of the emotions, as unifying for Psychology as evolution is for Biology, plate tectonics for Geology, quantum theory for physics and dark matter for Cosmology.To confirm that the author is thoroughly deluded go to the Psychology Folder and open these chapters in 4 formats: docx,doc,htm,pdf.
2 plays by Sophocles:
Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone
Along with analyses of the scripts of each play, the author develops his own interpretations of the psychological metaphors contained in them .These interpretations are very different from Freud's, which he frankly considers absurd.
I do appreciate it when someone notifies me to report a broken link. I welcome all forms of sane communication.
For the background to the on-going debate about the right to call myself Dr. Roy Lisker, go to
(I am sometimes at a loss to decide the field in which my degree has been earned. I might as well call myself a Doctor of Philosophy. given that very few philosophers (in the sense of classical Greece) have positions in contemporary American colleges or universities.)
A report on the 8-year struggle of the North End Action Team to obtain decent living conditions for the residents of Middletown's North End, may now be read at
A Life in Pictures:
Ages 2 to 70
Photographs of the Author
Address and E-Mail
8 Liberty Street#306
Middletown, CT 06457