Entries by Alan Godwin

The Drama Review (October 20, 2017)

Dear vulnerable-to-drama readers, Last week, I “cheated” by sharing something old I had written in place of something new. I’m going to establish a pattern of cheating by doing it again this week—and maybe next week. As I mentioned, I’m covered over trying to meet a writing deadline. You know that picture of Sisyphus from […]

The Drama Review (October 13, 2017)

Dear drama observers, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’m in the throws of a writing deadline. I’m developing a new seminar for Vyne Education entitled “The Psychological Disorientation of Manipulation” and the manual is due soon, like really soon. Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy was on […]

The Drama Review (October 6, 2017)

Dear tragedy-watching drama readers, An acquaintance of mine—I’d be honored to call him friend if we were closer—spent a lot of time on the road for work-related travel. A year or so ago, he woke up in his hotel room in the middle of the night in a lot of pain, not realizing at the […]

The Drama Review (September 29, 2017)

Dear reaching-for-the-mute-button drama watchers, Do you ever have life lesson moments? I’ll tell you about one of mine. I had finished my graduate course work and, to become license-eligible, I was required to complete a year of post-doctoral residency. I worked out an arrangement to complete that year in the office of my residency supervisor, […]

The Drama Review (September 22, 2017)

Dear can’t-get-enough drama readers,   I have the privilege of traveling the country to talk about a subject I love—drama. It’s probably more accurate to say I love talking about it. As I’ve often said, observing dramas is pleasant; being in them isn’t. I get to go out and talk about what I’ve observed.   […]

The Drama Review (September 15, 2017)

Dear drama observers, I ran an errand this week and was concerned about getting back to my office in time for a 9:30 appointment. What was left of Hurricane Irma was making its way through Nashville so the streets were all wet and ponded. I exited the business establishment and had to cross a lane […]

The Drama Review (September 8, 2017)

Dear exasperated-by-drama readers, I worked for years in a high-rise office building. Most days, I’d get to work early enough to have my choice of spots in the parking garage. But if I ever left during the day and came back, I’d inevitably have to park on the fourth level which is where the building’s […]

The Drama Review (Sept. 1, 2017)

Dear watching-tragic-dramas-unfold readers, Make-believe dramas are fun to watch but the ones from real life usually aren’t.  Last week, many of us got to watch a real-life drama in which the moon covered the sun. That was fun. But this week’s drama in which rising waters covered houses . . . that’s been agonizing.  Our […]

The Drama Review (August 25, 2017)

Dear melted-retina drama watchers, For the first and last time in my life this week, I got to witness the total eclipse of the sun. Yes, I was in the Path of Totality which sounds like a video game, an Xtreme sport, a book about religious devotion, or something that’s about to eat you. For […]

The Drama Review (August 18, 2017)

Dear sickened drama watchers, I write The Drama Review because I like doing it. It keeps my brain fresh and my mental muscles limber. I enjoy the process of turning my vaguely-grasped thoughts into specific expressions on paper. (For those who may be wondering, I’m using the pre-digital era term “paper” figuratively).  And I have fun doing […]