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Entries from September 2008

Pain + Work = ?

September 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Pain + Work = ?

Pain + Work = ??? The combination can go well, like a burger with fries. You may be able to accomplish great things despite pain, and work can be a focus away from discomfort. Or it can feel like trying to whip up a 10-course gourmet dinner in 5 minutes with your eyes closed. But what if […]

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Descriptions of Pain in Age of Iron

September 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Descriptions of Pain in Age of Iron

If the only sentence describing a book was that it contained “harrowing descriptions of pain,” most people would probably run the other way. But for me, a pain management psychiatrist, that phrase is a clear invitation to rush to the first page. South African author J. M. Coetzee has written Age of Iron which describes the pain of apartheid, loneliness and […]

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