The heat has officially worn me down and I haven't been able to focus too much on the reading life. I am expecting a new book from the ER program, and I have started reading about a dozen books which are laying around my house collecting dust and overdue fines. I have read two very good (and long articles) in the NY Times that I'd like to share. These are by a writer named Daphne Merkin. The first was out last year and was about depression. A friend who suffers sent it to me to help me understand. The other I stumbled across a few weeks ago and found fascinating. I do know people who have been seeing therapists for many years, and I wonder how they can function living so closely under the mirror.