November 28th 2023
How does one heal? Perhaps by "degrees of revealedness," according to a psychiatrist's reflections.
November 24th 2023
"Hat factories closed quiet as prayer books, and loss lingered in my father’s guts like unswept garbage after a big parade..."
November 23rd 2023
A psychiatrist reflects on gratitude and Thanksgiving...
November 21st 2023
A psychiatrist reflects on how much we all have in common and the need for healing...
November 20th 2023
A poetic conversation among a Palestinian Israeli psychologist, an Italian Canadian psychiatrist, and a Canadian United Church Pastor in a time of war.
Perhaps the World Ends Here
"Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite."
How JFK Killed My Father
"It was a time when men wore fedoras banded on the crown, each band with a feather tucked into a bow, and inside, sweat bands carved from calf skins with their sweet smell of animal and earth."
I Knew a Woman
"Of her choice virtues only gods should speak, Or English poets who grew up on Greek (I’d have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek)."
Positively Haiku: Illustrated Affirmations in 17 Syllables
This book offers positivity via a unique form of poetry.
"I know I have the blood of survivors coursing through my veins; I know the lament of our loss must warm us again and again down in the belly of the whale..."
A psychiatrist reflects on the latest shootings.
"His wing Scythes down another day, his motion Is that of the honed steel-edge, we hear The crashless fall of stalks of Time."
Sleight of Hand
"Oh for a stronger magic, that I could wave my arms and reach deep inside my white coat pocket..."
"The sounds of the world at this late hour sadden you, but then enters the rain, hastening down, the rain that wants to touch everything and almost does."
I Sit and Sew
"My hands grown tired, my head weighed down with dreams..."
A psychiatrist reflects on blue fortitude as he visits the Columbine Memorial.
"Sleight of Hand"
"Oh for a stronger magic, that I could wave my arms and reach deep inside my white coat pocket, the mass vanished..."
We Lived Happily During the War
"And when they bombed other people’s houses, we protested but not enough, we opposed them but not enough..."
"What luck—an open bookstore up ahead..."
"For months she has dreamed in red..."
The “Change” in Climate Change
"Tornado or torbellino or something else, I ask her about the valley’s strange wind. And she laughs, says that she was calling to ask me the same thing."
How to Triumph Like a Girl
"As if this big dangerous animal is also a part of me, that somewhere inside the delicate skin of my body, there pumps an 8-pound female horse heart, giant with power, heavy with blood."
"Eyes locked on the flat-lined monitor, she hears the last drop gurgle, the team quiet and calm in a lake of blood."
A psychiatrist has an undeniable response to the Jacksonville shooting.
A Small Needful Fact
"...he put gently into the earth some plants which, most likely, some of them, in all likelihood, continue to grow..."
The Poetic Body
The body keeps the score...
Poetic Reflections Yield Lessons Learned
"Be bold, choose joy, and live authentically."
Creativity Outlets: The Clinician’s Battery for Recharging
The ambiguity of psychiatry naturally lends itself to a story, and creativity is all about telling a story.
Mother, Summer, I
"Too often summer days appear, Emblems of perfect happiness, I can't confront..."
Poetry and Me
This Special Report invites readers to journey with individuals who use their artistic side to reflect on their experiences as healers and the healed.
What I Love
"...and remember the white and bloodless world I knew before I fell in love."
"By the first of August, the invisible beetles began to snore and the grass was as tough as hemp and was no color..."
"What I Love"
"...everything known and unknown for longer than I have searched or breathed, the infinity of my ignorance."
Patty’s Charcoal Drive-In
"The dark pours down, sticky as Coke, but the light from the kitchen gleams like a beacon."
"So many things look absurd from a distance that people still take seriously..."
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