Monthly Archives: August 2010

Belle Jar

I think the time comes when you have to admit to yourself that the invitations have gone out and you didn’t get one.  You will not be the belle of the ball.  You’re not even going to the ball. That … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m Almost Out of Ativan

And I don’t have a refill.  Getting more will probably necessitate some serious groveling and pleading at the feet of my shrink, who is currently on vacation anyway.  So I will need to start managing my stress the old-fashioned way.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Survival of the Saddest

I believe that depression is an evolutionary artifact.  Perhaps hundreds of years ago, the men and women most likely to survive were the ones who could effectively shut down in response to environmental stressors.  So when plague was rampant, the people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mr. Updike’s Sacred State

I spent my morning preparing a claim to file in my old law firm’s bankruptcy.  Well, that’s not wholly accurate.  I had trouble getting myself out of bed, because really, what’s the point, anyway, and then I sat in the office coffee … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Go Ahead, Ask Me

The “Ask A  [Korean, Psychiatrist, Doctor, etc.]” trend seems to be peaking about now.  So I am thinking about changing the name of the blog to “Ask A Suicidal Lawyer.”  Or maybe “Ask A Legal Loser.” So someone ask me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment