About the author
Roger Strauss received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1957 and his Law Degree in 1960. He switched careers before he began and got his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1967. The next 45 years were mostly spent administrating Community Mental Health Centers. In the early 2000's he started play writing and helped form the Vermont Playwrights Circle. Then he wrote this essay on Human Nature and illustrated it with his plays. Why? Perhaps because he was a child in World War II, an adolescent for Korea, a young adult for Vietnam, middle aged for the Balkan wars and Iraq I, a Geezer for Iraq II, Afganistan, and now Ukraine. No wonder the poor old guy's so Gloomy!!!