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Sep.09.2012
My two latest blog entries at Psychology Today - an homage to the unseen 'survivors' of 9/11 during a presidential election year, when this will become fodder for both parties. Read about some of the concurrent and lasting realities. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/notes-the-frontline/201209/...
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Aug.27.2012
is one big ad with the occasional gem. Buried in the 916 page September issue of Vogue is an essay by Ann Patchett - a eulogy to her dog Rose. Surrounded by perfume and makeup ads, fashion that no one would dream of wearing except on the catwalk of imagination, and all the frippery that makes you...
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Aug.16.2012
Harold does the crossword puzzle in pen.
Harold, a dingo mix, came home with me from the Oregon Humane Society, a wonderful organization that performs rescue operations all over the world. I missed presence of a dog in the house - especially when I write. They keep me grounded, keep me from the isolation -and sometimes desolation - of the...
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Aug.11.2012
My latest blog post up at Psychology Today, an essay on stigma; it goes both ways. This essay has had a tremendous response and I hope you'll read it and think about it. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/notes-the-frontline/201207/is-he-one...
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Jun.28.2012
Harold does the crossword puzzle in pen.
A month ago, Harold, a one year old Dingo-mix, came to live with us from the Oregon Humane Society. Last July Elsa passed away and I was overwhelmed by grief for a long time. And then it was time to add another dog. You don't replace one dog with another. At times I call him Elsa. My African gray...
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Jun.28.2012
one of my blogs as essential reading in the field of depression. It's a three part personal essay and I'm hoping you'll go to the link and have a look. I've been blogging for them for several months and have some gratifying - as well as some contentious - responses to my entries. It's a difficult...
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Jun.03.2012
Here is my latest blog post for Psychology Today Magazine. Please read and enjoy and if you're on facebook, please share. This blog pays royalties, which is a huge bonus for bloggers who put their time and energy and creativity into their blogs and may receive lots of readers but no money. Even if...
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May.01.2012
Please follow my blog at Psychology Today. This is my first post and I hope to follow it with equally poignant and true stories from working on the frontlines with the mentally ill. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/notes-the-frontline/201204/through-t...
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Feb.23.2012
I'm writing from Nebraska City - I'll be here 4 weeks, writing, editing, reading and engaged in thoughtful relaxation with a healthy mix of merrymaking. Oh, and I also receive a weekly stipend. My bedroom and office are perfect. I never want to leave. Jenni and Pat, who take charge of this...
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Nov.15.2011
Okay - it's that time of the year - and some of us (not me, but some of us) are trying to write a novel in a month. Does anyone know the averge number of writers who join in this each year, as well as the number of novels that actually get published within four years of the writing. I would love to...
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Nov.15.2011
The magazine has been out of print for a while. My last copy of the issue in question disappeared in a divorce, remarriage, move. I kept checking back at Amazon and Google and today it turned up. I'm incredibly happy. Imagine not having copies of your first published work. - and it was a hefty...
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Aug.06.2011
Update: My dog Elsa passed away in early July. I had worried that I wouldn't know the right time. A few days before I made the arrangements, I looked at her face, her eyes, and I knew. I had a little more time with her and then she very peacefully died with a veterinarian in our house. I hope this...
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Jun.23.2011
On June 2nd, the Lord of the Tenth Life welcomed my Jonah. I have nothing good to say about death, although I generally approve of it when it's time and when I myself am not grieving.  A little while back I blogged about my aging dog, who is still aging. I worried that I wouldn't know the right...
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May.06.2011
Received a Kimmel Nelson Harding writing residency - they pay me - 6 weeks of solitude and writing. Thanks to them, I get to finish my ms. in a lovely setting in Nebraska City. Thanks also to those who wrote recommendation letters. And thanks to my employer for covering my patients for 6 weeks!
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Apr.28.2011
Several weeks ago I woke up at the usual time (way too early), but Elsa was not lying on the floor by my side of the bed. She was in the living room, sleeping so deeply that she didn't waken when I patted her side. I lifted her front paw and let go. It flopped down, lifeless. And then I panicked....
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