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
I figured, in the case of The Clash, there were no new tales to tell. Sean Egan’s The Clash on The Clash, however, offers a compelling counter-argument.
In September 1983, completely against character, Clash founder and guitarist Mick Jones showed up for rehearsal on time, only to be sacked by Joe Strummer, with a nod of assent from Paul Simonon. The drama and hilarity that preceded this end-of-an-era incident is well-documented: see Pat Gilbert’s Passion Is a Fashion (2004), Chris Salewicz’s Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (2006), the exhaustive work of Marcus Gray, two dozen titles by Clash-de-campers and fanatics…