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Author Archives: Karen Field Bolek

Karen is the author of 'How to Apologize to Your Woman...so that she won't use it against you in the future.' Her book was named one of two finalists for the Relationships category of the 2012 Indie Excellence Awards. It has also been endorsed by Mars/Venus author John Gray. Karen holds a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Gold Violin’ or The Silenced Begin to Speak

Mad Men - Don & Midge

In this episode of "Mad Men," we hear the discordant rumblings of frustration emerging from beautiful women. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Babylon” or Exile From the Good Place That Cannot Be

This episode of Mad Men is just incredible, both for its artistry and for its interwoven themes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” – The Creative Mind

Mad Men - Don & Midge

One of the great things about 'Mad Men' is its depth – with multiple layers of life, culture, and storytelling vying for attention in every episode. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Waterloo” – or Adopting Memes Selectively

Burger Chef Presentation

It’s fun to watch how effectively people pick up social attitudes, poses, styles, interactions, and ideas by imitating others when they believe it will help them achieve their goals. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Strategy” – or Family Redefined

Mad Men_Pete and Trudy

The real-world family situations we see in this episode are revealing. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Runaways’ – Plots, Projections, and Prophecies

Mad Men - The Runaways - Peggy and Michael

True to its high caliber, this week's 'Mad Men' takes us beyond the expected. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith” – or Courage v. Cowardice?

7.4-Freddy and Don

In this Mad Men episode, we see multiple characters – Brooks, Mona, Roger, Margaret/Marigold, and later Freddy and Don – step up and take action or take a stand, putting themselves on the line for their beliefs. The results are mixed, and as usual, Don grows significantly through the experience. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Field Trip’ – or Sabotage

Mad Men Picnic

Last Sunday’s 'Mad Men' episode features the interplay of short-sighted self-centeredness and unappreciated helpfulness. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘A Day’s Work’ – or – Abusers Deconstructed

Mad Men

As a study in abusive work relationships, this rich 'Mad Men' episode peers into the illusions that enable many (though not all) abusers to be wholly or largely unaware of being abusive. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Time Zones’ – Toxins and Antidotes

MadMen 7-Don & Pete

This episode features some intriguing new relationships – not just among people, but also between people and their environments. Read More »