The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

Another Layer to Arrogance

I enjoyed Peter Hessler’s memoir River Town, about his time in the 90’s volunteering in China as a teacher for the Peace Corps.  I was struck by how his arrogance … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Battle Continues

It would be great if I could return home from work and immediately settle in to write.  Right now I have an ample amount of free time which would allow … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

I like my weekends

I like my weekends.  Number one reason: my wife.  While I try to write and wind up getting distracted she cooks and bakes.  She loves to cook and bake.  And … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

I cannot tell a story

I cannot tell a story.  I can tell you names, dates and numbers but I cannot tell a story.  This train of thought came from an idea I had while … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Best Part of My Day

The best part of my day does not occur until my wife comes home, so I sit enjoying the second best part of my day.  I’m thinking about writing my … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unfinished Business

Another patient of mine died. He was more mentally ill than physically ill so this came as quite a shock.  With his share of physical issues but healthy enough to … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Reaction from an NYC Play

A reaction from an NYC play.  I won’t make a habit of it but I am compelled to write about the play my wife and I experienced last night. Scenes … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

How one thing leads to another and then another

One thing. Imagine a world that only exists while you are present. One of my patients, living with dementia, started our conversation today the way it had been left a … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Forcing the Fit

More ideas about my possible novel come to me when I’m not writing.  Especially at work.  Walking the stairs, walking the halls of the SNF skilled nursing facility, seeing a … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Everyday I feel closer to writing my novel

Every day I feel closer to writing my novel.  Sure, I’ve been toying with essays, much inspired by Sedaris, Rakoff, Als… but writing about myself is less appealing these days. … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blog Stats

  • 5,618 hits
October 2014
« Sep   Nov »

What I am currently reading…..

Follow The Back Room on

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 154 other followers