Monthly Archives: November 2010

Trauma, Death, and Re-Birth

My experience tells me that a severe trauma to the body cannot avoid the parallel experience in the emotional and psychological life of the victim; nor can the severe trauma of loss of a loved one by death or divorce avoid its bodily expression. If an injury is severe enough to warrant the name “trauma” […]

Shifting the Frame of Reference

Jokes and poems are most effective when they shift our frame of reference. Prose, on the other hand generally follows a predictable arc from the opening paragraph that sets the thematic direction of the piece, moves onto make it’s points, cite it’s sources, pursue the logic of it’s position, and end in a summation of […]