Entries by Alan Godwin

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 […]

The Drama Review (August 11, 2017)

Dear I-hope-I’m-not-a-narcissist readers, I spent some time last week spelling out what makes a narcissist a narcissist.  Not how he or she got that way (stay tuned for that discussion at another time) but what distinguishes a narcissist from your run-of-the-mill, everyday jack wad. All narcissists are jack wads but not all jack wads are […]

The Drama Review (August 4, 2017)

Dear nearly-saturated drama-watchers, When this letter first came out back in March, I stated my intentions for it to be weekly. And then I missed a week. So, I started referring to it as my “weekly” letter, leaving myself some wiggle room to miss the mark on occasion. But since then, I’ve not missed a […]

The Drama Review (July 28, 2017)

Dear news, I mean, drama watchers, I said a few weeks ago that dramas are fun to watch but aren’t fun if you’re in them. Someone who had nothing better to do could be entertained 24 hours a day just watching the news lately. Tune in to any cable news channel and you’re likely to […]