Joy and sorrow

Joy and Sorrow Then a woman said, 'Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.' And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy... Continue Reading →

Kierkegaard on the Couch (NYT opinion today)

I've excerpted the first few paragraphs from an opinion piece today--continue there if you like. Some interesting thoughts to peruse: All progress paves over some bit of knowledge or washes away some valuable practice. Within a few years, e-mail and Twitter moved the art of letter writing to the trash bin. And in an age... Continue Reading →

Anatomy of an epidemic — Robert Whitaker

Today's piece is by Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in American a very compelling history of psychiatry. I post an interesting excerpt from this book here. Apparently a lot of "mad" folk don't stay "mad" in countries where neuroleptics aren't used. Whitaker will be have a new book out in 2010. In it he chronicles... Continue Reading →

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