Category Archives: mental illness

A NOTE ON MY PLAY GENOGRAMS

Sometimes an event is planned: a wedding, a graduation, a party, a football game.  It doesn’t happen.  It gets cancelled.   You try not to think about it.  But you spent too much time before the event mentally rehearsing the things … Continue reading

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A YEAR AFTER NEWTOWN

A year after the Newtown school was devastated by a gunman, our state and federal governments have still failed to address gun violence.  New York passed a gun law targeting mentally ill patients.  In Congress, a gun control law was … Continue reading

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TOWARD A POLITICAL THEATRE

Theatre artists generally have mixed feelings when it comes to plays with political topics.  So much of political art is badly done.  Many writers and painters assume that their art will be compelling merely because it tackles political issues.  They … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS AS A TARGET

Newtown’s mass killer Adam Lanza destroyed his hard drive before he took his weapons to the school.  Police have tried to have this hard drive repaired in an effort to reconstruct  Lanza’s state of mind.  But his state of mind … Continue reading

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NEW YORK GUN CONTROL

They say that bad facts make bad laws.  During the mid 1980’s, a famous basketball player died of a drug overdose.  Tip O’Neill, then the Speaker of the House, responded by rushing the federal sentencing guidelines through Congress.  By these … Continue reading

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THE CONNECTICUT SHOOTINGS: SEEKING CHANGE

After a crazed gunman in Arizona shot a number of people, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, I posted a blog saying that the issues of gun control and mental health need to be finally addressed.  Last Friday, a gunman with serious … Continue reading

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