Posts Tagged ‘Health’

It has been a while. It has been a time. What a time.   It’s hard for me to say where I have been. I don’t want to say where I’ve been, but I can give you a glimpse. If the flow of this talk (can we call it that?) seems out of  order it’s […]


I have a tendency to fall victim to the most prevalent diseases in the Western world: I am ill of want. I’ve got a case of the “Gimme Gimme’s”. The moguls of media have me dead in their sights and have hit me with a barrage of advertisements that me sick of the things I have, and […]


What makes a good patient? I feel like I’ve been a bad patient lately. Why? Because I have doubt. I am doubting that the medications I am on are healthy or doing the great good my doctor is predicting. After being on drugs for so long, and being faced by a resurgence of my illness, I cannot […]


Today, I want to build something, and I hope I can take you with me. I’m not manic or even hypomanic, but rather, I feel like I just took my first breath of free air since this long depression has been holding me down. I want to build something now. A mood. A thought. And […]


One day a young man heading home came to a wide and wild river. He stared and stared and stared, wondering how he was going to get across. It was impossible. Just as he was about to give up and turn back he saw someone on the other side of the river. The young man […]


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” – Shakespeare, Henry V Act 3, scene 1 Once, and many more times. For people with mood disorders: What battle do we wage? What foe do we face? What are we armed with? Will we win? What Battle do we wage? What foe do we face? […]


Today, depression visits. An unwelcome and treacherous guest. I’m trying to write so as to tell how frozen and useless one becomes. I try to take my own advice, but I feel hollow and the words echo and blend into indistinguishable noise. I feel vacant. My soul undefined. Two quotes: “Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when […]



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