New book by Philip Kenney

The Writer's Crucible Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity

Phil Kenney

Philip Kenney is a practicing psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon. He did his post-graduate work in British Object Relations at the Washington D.C. School of Psychiatry and has taught Self Psychology as part of his private practice. A long time meditator and poet, Mr. Kenney is the author of the novel, Radiance, and a collection of poetry, Where Roses Bloom. He strives to bring together the worlds of psychology, creativity and spirituality in his work and is the author of a new book on those subjects entitled, The Writer's Crucible: Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity.

Archive for January, 2015

January 29, 2015

Why Football?

Football. The American passion. Love it or hate it, the game defines our national psyche in some mighty big ways, and this time of year is punctuated by the high ritual of Super Bowl Sunday. I grew up in Ohio in the 50’s completely in love with football and the thrill of watching the great … + read more

January 11, 2015

The Evolution of the Thumb

Something strange is going on with the thumb. If you have kids, or are around them at all, you have no doubt seen their thumbs tap dancing over the smallish smart phone keyboards like Fred Astaire on steroids — man they are flying! Look at how ambidextrous they are, how synchronized! While I peck away … + read more

January 7, 2015

Philz Blog is Back!

Thanks to my good friend Jill for inspiring me to return to blogging after a hiatus of nearly eight months. Jill wrote to me that she missed reading Philz blog and that was music to my ears. Her comment was timely in that I had been missing writing to you and was entertaining some ideas … + read more



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