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jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jun.17.2011
My desk is a mess. I think it reflects my state of mind, or perhaps it's the other way around. I find that when I sit here lately, I don't focus on my writing. I check my email, I post something to Twitter, I think about the next thing I want to blog about. I check Facebook and see which friends...
jennifer-knox's picture
Nov.13.2009
A Meditation On Marriage | Part Two | [AFTER SIX MONTHS OF MARRIAGE] It's been less than a year since I wrote the essay below [See Part One]. I have been married since 4/20/09 So... were my fears warranted or merely a reflection of my neurosis? I think there's a strong argument for the later...
s-j-bradley's picture
Aug.07.2009
For something that's meant to be relaxing, sleeping can be incredibly hard work. There's no time like the early hours of the morning to magnify trifling troubles into insurmountable problems. My brain actively invents problems when I'm trying to sleep, and then won't shut up about them. What am I...
cliff-burns's picture
Jun.23.2009
I confess:  I am a terminal, untreatable catastrophist.  The slightest setback, the oddest little twinge in my heart, a bump where there should be one, and my fears expand and billow up like a zeppelin (in this case, the Hindenberg). It might be brain chemistry or the fact that my childhood was, er...
richard-jerome's picture
Mar.27.2009
     “So, anyway,” Stanley asked. “Why DID you marry me?”      They were folding wash at 2 a.m., wide awake, half-watching Turner Classic Movies. It was Fritz Lang Day and the station aired Clash By Night, the director’s gloomy 1952 Odets adaptation with Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan and Paul...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.26.2009
Try as I might, practice as I will, I can't quite get rid of the tendency to slam shut a newspaper or turn off the computer when I read about another writer getting something that I want:  a prize, a movie deal, another three-book deal, money, etc.  I am a small, tired, low-functioning human being...
abdelwahab-hammoudi's picture
Nov.27.2008
Neurosis, as far as it could strike an isolated individual, can as well affect a whole group or a whole nation. At this moment, the clinical symptoms of individual neurosis become those of a whole group of persons. So during History, there are cyclic periods during which entire nations might sink...