Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Life Enlargement

Originally posted on July 4, 2016

Indeed, I’ve changed my vocational direction to the title of this piece! Back when I was into psychiatry, Freudian—really, post-Freudian— psychoanalysis still was dominant, and though I differed with many of the ideas, some I agreed with. Last year I taught what has become more standard and evidence-based, and after thinking about it, though I agree with what I call a minimalist approach, it is deeply dissatisfying.


Looking at old pictures from a time when I played Linus in a community theatre production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the Peanuts comic strip and the cartoon work of Charles Schulz. I drew this while awaiting to go on stage. Some of Schulz’ cartoons used the trope of Lucy as amateur psychiatrist, “Psychiatry, 5 cents, and this came to mind. I’ll say more about life enlargement anon.

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