Posts Tagged ‘writing’

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 […]


Celebrate This!

14Jan13

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela Such brilliance! I’m in awe of the wisdom and bravery! What a great way to live. […]


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 […]


“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 […]


Alas, I cannot sleep. Or at least not very well. You would think that in the dark days of winter (up here in the northern hemisphere – I’m jealous of ‘Y’all’ in the South) I’d be hibernating like a bear, but in the past few days I’ve been more like an unresting zombie. “There is a time […]