Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interview Schedule

Below is a tentative schedule of who I am interviewing for the project. Some of them may be subject to change (like Dr. Richardson, for example, but a man can hope, right?), and I’ve left plenty of room should the … Continue reading

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A few quick updates…

Things are moving slowly but surely in the world of research. Here are two quick updates. First, Dr. Deane Aikins, an expert in the field of PTSD in combat veterans, has agreed to be interviewed for this project. He has … Continue reading

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So, this happened…

A few months ago I read a selection from “The Source of All Things” by Tracy Ross, that was originally published as a feature article inĀ Backpacker magazine. It details her step-father’s abuses, as well as her need for a cohesive … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friends Help Treat Vets with PTSD

In researching various treatment methods for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), I’ve come across a trend that is surprising, endearing, and nothing short of wonderful: studies have found that owning a dog can be an effective treatment method for war vets … Continue reading

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Hair One Minute, Gone The Next; and a Reflection

In the first of these entries, wherein I transcribed my jottings, I made note of a twitchy gentleman sitting in the corner with his back to the wall. I didn’t make mention of him when I expanded those notes into … Continue reading

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Scene it?

In the last entry, I transcribed my field notes from an excursion to a local bookstore cafe. In this entry, I’m going to go a step further and attempt to morph those notes into two distinct scenes. Your comments will … Continue reading

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Practicing Fieldnotes

Field research is something that is largely foreign to me. Research itself is not: I’ve had my nose in books and magazines since my earliest memories. I used to peruse a card catalog with the best of them. In modern … Continue reading

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