Containing The Anxiety May 26, 2000
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Posted: May 26, 2000
Containing the Anxiety
May 26, 2000
Newport, RI
Even though I closed my psychology practice more than two months ago, it was not until today that I finally removed from the outside wall the oval, brass plaque with my name and degrees that I've proudly mounted on various doors over the years. Bernadette said the little sign is "much nicer and more subtle now that it's so weathered." Me too, I suppose. Surely more marked by life. I was glad she thought the plaque more beautiful now. As I backed out the screws, I thought of an old friend who waited six months after her dog died to cle...... Read More

Freedoms Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Sell
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Posted: May 19, 2000
Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Sell
May 19, 2000
Newport, RI
The evolution in the division of labor between Douglas and me, since we left our jobs a couple of weeks ago, has surprised me more than many things that have happened to us since we began our preparations to go cruising this summer. We've both always had demanding professional careers and accommodated one another's responsibilities pretty much equally. Outside that, the chores of our personal lives don't always divide along traditional lines. For example, Douglas loves to grocery shop. I prefer to handle our financ...... Read More

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