"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Self-Treatment of Writer's Block

Dennis Upper was a graduate of Yale University, a clinical psychologist at the Veterans Administration hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts, and the author of several learned texts in his field. He was also a poet.  In 2007, he published "Long Story Short: A Memoir."

In the early 1970's, finding himself psychologically unable to write, he determined to treat himself. He was, after all, himself a psychologist. It didn't work. As a scholar, he shared his experience with his peers by publishing "The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of Writer's Block," in the Fall, 1974, volume of the "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis."

Here is that paper.  Click to embiggen.


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