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The Upside of a Very Anxious Time

“Everybody’s anxious,” my friend messaged. “Everybody’s anxious.” It sounds true, I know. But it isn’t true. At least five of my hyper-anxious psychotherapy patients have been miraculously calmed by the whole planet acting out their inner drama on their behalf.  … Continue reading

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Baryshnikov, Russian Poems, тоска, Pretty Salads and Dim Sum

  Baryshnikov, Russian Poems, тоска, Pretty Salads and Dim Sum   I went to see Baryshnikov reading Brodsky at the Apollo the other day. Completely sold out and packed full of Russians. Misha, whose beauty has in no way been … Continue reading

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I Am Josef Vissarionovich

Chapter One The patient was crouched on his bed, rickety knees to his hollow chest, black eyes staring towards the small barred window, out to the pale grey sky. It was snowing in relentless wet streaks, but the room where … Continue reading

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