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  How is it that we can have such a strong urge to do something, a goal, but the distance between intention and completion seems infinite? Authors call it writer's block. Some call it a rut or a mental block. Others make excuses and justify not doing it at all (e.g., "I'm not good at this, I don't have the time, There are more important things"). As I myself attempt to find an excuse for not writing (e.g., "I'm too busy taking care of patients, I need to read about that first, I'm not  really  a writer"), Zasetsky haunts me.  Before Zasetsky, first Sacks and then Alexander. One of my favorite authors growing up happened to be Oliver Sacks. He was a neurologist who wrote clinical tales about his patients. Many may recognize his most famous work, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat [Sacks, 1995]. It inspired me to appreciate the patients  before  their brains. Although many of you may know Sacks, far fewer know one of his mentors, Alexander Luri

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