Tag Archives: mental health

50 Word Stories: Erasure

She was told it could be “overcome;” given pills as tools to survive; given a place, a time, to talk with a therapist about dreams bigger than her own. Her condition isn’t so codified, or one of such solitary refinement. … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Treatment (and a comment)

Who weighs options when they feel weightless? It’s fun, for a while–leaving it all up to chance and whim. There are times that seem so bleak, with no silver-lined rim to rely on. But waiting for help doesn’t stop there: … Continue reading

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50 Word Stories: Quiescent

The next morning, I took her to the outpatient clinic. We waited for her check-in; I sat next to her; held her pulsing hand. Lots of people today. She mumbled. A case manager placed a white-noise machine outside the door … Continue reading

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Stitched

Adjective: Drunk.

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Drawing, Parallels & Keeping Your Head Above the Water

“I remember being the recipient of that kind of attention, knowing there was perfection to trace and retrace, unwavering details of technical precision that, on good days, made practice a sharpening, rather than the unraveling it usually felt like to … Continue reading

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No history is so hard to write as that of our own times

“No history is so hard to write as that of our own times. Few, if any, can free themselves from the fashions of thought and opinion which control the daily life of their neighbors, and every one inhales to some … Continue reading

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Writing in Order to Live. S.F. Journal, 9/29/08.

S.F. Journal, 9/29/08. Writing this with crayon and trying not to burst out laughing. Like I need more attention… I guess it had to happen, being hospitalized like this. I finally screwed up, didn’t I?But, I knew that when my … Continue reading

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The Imperfect Things We Find

San Francisco is littered with detritus. There are even Instagrams dedicated to the mattresses cast to the curb. Most of this stuff is legitimate garbage, but the odd love-chair (without the plague) or a still-working CRT TV can be found … Continue reading

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On an Evening with Emilie Autumn

NOTE: this performance had rather bad audio engineering and a lot of mic fade-out. This entry isn’t about technical errs at the venue (Slim’s) at all. Warning noted. Last Tuesday, I saw Emilie Autumn perform in San Francisco. Her event, … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Trade.

Well, Denise and I finished “Sherlock.” I have a lot of observations, but I want to keep this post spoiler-free, and more aimed at the franchise itself, and where American television might be missing the mark, in light of what … Continue reading

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