I’m so happy you’re here!
Feel free to come in and look around.
Visit Clinical Practice to read about what I do most from nine to five.
Check out my novel at Written Works.
Up and coming pages will include an Affirmations Page.
I also plan to expand Written Works to include
Essays and Shorter Pieces written to
capture and share my experiences in Bangladesh.
Also up and coming is a project in process – Adorsho Morshid – a work I am translating from Bengali about the life and times of the beloved Sufi saint,
So stay tuned for more
- Reading at Orr Street Studios on Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 pm
2010 American Library Association Annual Book Fair
Washington, DC June 25-June 28
Listen to interview about Tahole from Evening Edition on 3/09/10
Brad Blanton in Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life By Telling the Truth Pg 122: Unless a person experiences anger in the body and acknowledges the experience, the anger does not complete itself — does not discharge, subside, and go away. When anger is expressed indirectly, in ways that are calculated to avoid the experience of anger, anger gets stored up rather than dissipating. The experience of anger is converted to thoughts about the resented person, judgments, complaints, conclusions, and imaginary conversations. Pg 123: So this is what happens with anger: as children grow, constantly overpowered, cared for, and controlled, childhood expressions of anger against stronger adults are punished, either overtly or covertly, or worse, condescendingly moralized about. As children, we do the best we can to copy approved ways of dealing with anger to avoid getting punished for it. The result, at least in our culture, is that most people don’t express anger directly. It’s not that they don’t know they’re angry or that they won’t talk about their anger; they do and they will. Most people, however, won’t express their resentment in person to the person at whom they are angry. Instead, they gossip, complain, criticize, fantasize about telling the person off, and let it out in other indirect ways.