"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down and open a vein." - Red Smith, Sportswriter, 1905-1982I have always loved that quote. I have always thought it was equally applicable to psychotherapy. Another parallel between writing and couchtalking: Too many people think because they once scored an A- (or B+) on an essay, they can write. Too many more people think that because someone once (or twice) told them, "You are such a good listener," they have all life's answers, and are often all-too-willing to offer them to you. Today's a doubleheader (woo [insert sarcasm here] hoo): talk-doc and pill-doc. Don't misunderstand my derision. It may not always be fun, but it is always necessary. Kind of like writing. Huh. Another parallel: They've both saved my life.