Retired after many years of practicing clinical psychology in various settings.
Writing Interests, Goals & Published Works:
Am interested in writing which exemplifies social and psychological curiosities of our species, including, particularly, political satire. Have published a number of "professional/scientific" articles over the years and three short stories of recent vintage. Truth be told, writing is more of a hobby than a vocation for me.
Ways BAF Might Be Helpful To You:
Contacts with others in similar straits are always consoling. Want to hear about valuable workshops, etc. Else, I cannot now say as this is a new site for me, as it is for others.
Oh my gosh, NOT forgiven? I guess that settles it. I have to find a way to get back to the mountain. Family issues kept me away this summer. I haven't looked into the Fall gathering. I'll take a look at the Wildacres website.
And I did enjoy reading Ron's books! But alas, I couldn't claim a similar writing style to save myself!
I imagine you could write another chapter on the trouble in New York, given the state of Lehman's and co. Best wishes, Lois
Byung-Chul Han argues that love, sex, and even theory are disappearing in consumer cultures because our systems of finances and behaviors erode the Other in favor of sameness.
Late night TV in the US often has commercials for telephone party lines. One that airs frequently in my market has a young blond woman who is home and does not want to go out to meet men. Her presentation is always sexualized with brightly painted pouty lips, a body-hugging mini-dress, and a welcoming expression on her face. The narrator promises that she can skip the bars if she just calls, and she can be…