Tag Archives: Madness

This other me…this other life

I’m revisiting an old post from another blog and updating it for this blog.  I realize that I really don’t talk much about the work I used to do, and how important it used to be to me.  In addition, … Continue reading

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Slightly maddish

I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love’s not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would … Continue reading

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Dancing with the pain

I wrote this to a trusted friend about two days ago: “I’m unwell. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I want to be well…it doesn’t matter what i read or listen to, or make art or write or play … Continue reading

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Every interaction is my practice.

I’m taking something from an email I received from my childhood friend just two days ago.  I’m anti-pharmaceuticals when it comes to matters of mental health.  In great part because I’ve read the pros and cons of pharmaceuticals and because … Continue reading

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Choose your illusion

[                      [photo credit: TBS] I’m pretty sure I’m going through a period of disintegration. Again. I can be fine for a while, then slip and get stuck in weird corners of my psyche. A few weeks ago my friend … Continue reading

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