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Dog Daze

Another day, another legal issue. Dr. Stanley Friedrich-Huevos told me recently that his statistics, although not completely compiled at this point, point to the possibility that the Life Studies Institute is, employee for employee, the most investigated educational enterprises in the history of Los Angeles County. I take it as a compliment. They investigated all the great pioneers of change, chances are, (if resources were available and they lived in communities with any significant bureaucratic infrastructure.)image

Anyway, now it’s our Dog Trainer Training Program. Yes, it’s new and its style is unlike anything the average person has seen before. But the real reason the Deputy Assistant District Attorney is investigating? We stand to take over a huge government contract for training police dogs if our methods are proven more effective and the bidding process is allowed to go forward without the insider manipulation that has been the hallmark of this procedure for the last 22 years. Yep, it all boils down to money.

It’s not just not biting the hand that feeds you, it’s biting the ass of the upstart that dares to upturn your gravy train, Heinke Training Corporation and LAPD! I say it’s time to put the Deputy DA on a leash!

Posted by pmaxley on 11/18 at 09:00 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

ART EXPLAINED!

Legal Clearance Finally Achieved!  After years of difficult and costly wrangling, the way is now clear.  Preston Maxley will perform his award-winning lecture-performance ART EXPLAINED! for three nights only, Sept 21, 28, and Oct 5, 2009.  If you’ve never seen this remarkable piece, this is your chance. Information and reservations at http://www.sacredfools.org Produced in association with the Sacred Fools Theatre Company, against whom all charges have been dropped!  This will sell out!  Don’t miss a chance to see Preston Maxley live on stage!  Your life will never be the same!
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Posted by pmaxley on 09/02 at 01:02 AM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Spaced Out

An artistic and technological triumph. I couldn’t be more proud of Glendine and the Institute.
Check out her magnificent work

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Posted by pmaxley on 05/28 at 06:44 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Time 2 Change

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Of course Einstein famously re-defined time for our modern era, or, as I prefer to call it, redefining it myself, the era of ephemera. (We currently live in a time where the idea of the time we live in is more important than it ever was, as far as we know.) And of course any effort to disprove that theory only reinforces it, so you won’t win this argument, Dr. Toppler (our debate team coach—she’s fantastic, but loves to argue with me when I have other things to do!) but that’s a topic for another day.

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Posted by pmaxley on 04/06 at 11:21 PM in (2) CommentsPermalink

day of the condor

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The Life Studies Institute is proud to announce that we’ve made some major changes to our condor observation studies program for this year.  Chief among them is the addition of a new viewing platform built on county land through a unique under-the-radar land-use provision that we’ve been informed is fully protected from liability, so we don’t anticipate any problems like we had last year.  As ever, this exciting field of condor management remains one fraught with complications in terms of certified training guidelines, especially since humans are not only the ones responsible for protecting these majestic birds and reintroducing them to the wild, we are also categorized as their chief predator. 

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Posted by pmaxley on 03/06 at 07:41 AM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Hypnotized by power!

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Why do powerful government and corporate interests insist that hypnotherapists be licensed in this state? Whom are the fat cats trying to control?  And what are the financial and legal ramifications for the kind of high-caliber hypno-artists the Institute’s H.A. Practitioner program have trained?  Are they to be denied the basic rights that hypnotists have always enjoyed in free societies from the beginnings of professional mesmerism in the Lithuanian highlands to the casual practictioners that help so many on the streets of Winnipeg?

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Posted by pmaxley on 02/05 at 11:42 PM in (1) CommentsPermalink

Recalibrating the Synaptic Pathways

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Dr. Weeks is an extraordinarily gifted thinker, but sometimes has problems with clogged or imperfectly functioning cognitive processing due to the power load on his cerebral cortex caused by his intense focus on high-level cogitation and his cultivation of advanced calculus matrix reasoning using his Patent-Pending Finger Math Technique.  This means from time to time a carefully controlled jolt of electroluminent energy can help restore crisp mental functioning.  Good thing he works at the Institute, where such technical aids are utilized with care and precision. 

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Posted by pmaxley on 02/05 at 11:04 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Preconceptions

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Today Dr. Weeks and I were talking about preconceptions.  About going into an occasion with a pre-conceived notion of what is supposed to happen.  In fact, when he stepped into my office, he had supposed that I was going to give him the new plum assignment at the Experiment Shed, the one all the faculty members are fighting over (more on that in a moment) and in short, I didn’t.  He was not pleased, and although he is a remarkably composed fellow in most respects, when he’s got his feet—and the feet of his brain—firmly planted in some supposition, as he had here, he can be unpredictable when crossed.  I have rather extensive training in the martial arts, a blending of MA disciplines

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Posted by pmaxley on 01/01 at 02:52 AM in (1) CommentsPermalink