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  • In 1976, I met Dick Korn and knew instantly he was my guide; that in some sense he was already sitting in an armchair in a cozy corner of my soul, waiting for me to arrive. Puffing on his pipe, mischief in his eyes, he reminded me of Sgt. Bilko of the 1950’s Phil Silvers TV Show. Dick was a renown criminologist and founder of the Berkeley Psychodrama Institute. But before all that he went to war and ended up in an internal war of monumental proportions. He presented me with a story that I carry like a lantern in the dark or a dark chocolate candy bar sewn into a secret pocket in the lining of my jacket. It documents his descent into madness and the light at the end of the tunnel. Twenty-five years after we met, I asked him to re-tell my favorite of his many stories on video. If you can take the time to hear him tell it, I know you will take away a glistening gem or two and some smiles as well.

    It begins at the end of World War II, just after the Bombs and Japan’s surrender. There were Japanese soldiers still holed up in caves who were not coming out with their hands up. Here’s part one of the story re-told by Dick in 2001. (3 parts totaling 22 min.)
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