Entries by Alan Godwin

September 17, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, The writing project in which I’m currently involved will address the subject of collective deception. Just as individual manipulators can pull the wool over the eyes of unsuspecting targets, groups of people are sometimes swept up in systems of altered reality. I set the book up this way: We’ve all been fooled […]

August 13, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, Happy Friday the 13th. Here’s something I reposted last year that I originally posted three years before that. I made reference to the fact that it was more relevant than the first time I wrote it and, alas, it seems more relevant now than the first two times. I really am going […]

July 16, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, The book writing project to which I’m currently devoting myself has to do the subject of collective deception. Here’s a brief excerpt: It should be noted that collective deception is a two-act drama. Act One is where people are manipulated into believing a false narrative. Sometimes, the manipulators are individual actors who […]

July 2, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, It’s become part of our family tradition to watch the old movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, every Fourth of July. It’s a patriotic movie but doesn’t portray a sanitized image of America where all of its vices have been scrubbed clean. Indeed, vice is central to the story it tells. It’s […]

June 18, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, I know I keep “cheating” by posting retreads but I’m very ensconced in a writing project that’s occupying most of my limited brain space. Do they have brain space upgrades? I should probably call the help desk about that. Here’s something I posted in March of 2018. *** I was asked recently […]

June 4, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, If you’ve ever referred to someone as a drama queen or drama king, you likely weren’t having warm, toasty feelings when you uttered the reference. Here’s something I posted a while back about the effects of getting caught up in someone’s drama. *** I worked for years in a high-rise office building. […]

May 21, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, Just over a year ago, I posted something that I decided to repost today. The man highlighted in this piece was one of our country’s greatest whose influence was felt, not only here, but around the world *** One of my great joys is to walk the greenway trail where I live […]

May 7, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, Here’s another oldie but goodie. Or… maybe it’s just an oldie. *** Drama people are nothing if not perplexing. Lundy Bancroft once wrote a book entitled Why Does He Do That? in which he attempts to explain the psyches of abusive men. Indeed, most of us are bewildered by drama people. They […]

April 23, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, I know, I know. I’m sending out lots of reruns these days. That’s because, as I mentioned, I’m deeply involved in another writing project. And since my cognitive band width is akin to a 1G in a 4G world, I only have so many neurons to go around. Here’s something from three […]

April 9, 2021

Dear Drama Observers, What follows appears in my eBook, “Marriage Myths: 10 Things That Sound True About Marriage But Aren’t.” Here’s one of those 10 myths: I Can’t Fix You, I Can Only Fix Me This idea has become so entrenched in our culture that it rivals other truisms we accept unquestioningly, such as: You […]