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On Reading Bipolar Memoirs

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Mania Stigma

I read because I want to understand this strange state of mind that seizes me at unlikely times.

Why I Still Fear My Illness

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Depression Mania

The future remains an unprinted page whereupon there are no answers.

Breakthrough Episode

Posted on June 28, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Psychotropics Rage & Annoyance

You think you have The Beast sealed under a layer of concrete, but the covering proves to be no stronger than a sheet.


Vulture View and Bunnyhenge

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Body Language Calm Daily Life Mania Photos Travels - So Cal

Two doses of Xanax in succession seem to have brought me out of the mania.



Posted on June 19, 2015 in Agitation Daily Life Mania

The signs are clear: combativeness, difficulty dealing with difficult people, the color red seems unusually intense, and a slight shaking that no one can see but I can sense.



Posted on April 17, 2015 in Depression Mania Memory Reflections Stigma

What could they have said to a raging bullshit artist?


Why I Avoid Quaker Meeting: A Bipolar Man Explains

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Exuberance Mania Religion

Let this be written for those who come after and those who live now so that they may understand.


Why I Left the abUSEnet: A Bipolar Journey Through the Madness of Crowds

Posted on April 7, 2015 in Agitation Anxiety Hatred Humiliation Mania Netiots USEnet

I realized my cause was so hopeless that not even St. Jude could fix it even if I visited a church in his name every day for a hundred years.


Grandiosity, Branding, and the Purposeless Driven Life

Posted on March 22, 2015 in Attitudes Mania Reflections Silicon Valley

I live with bipolar disorder and one of my symptoms is grandiosity.


The InterNet Argument Addict

Posted on March 5, 2015 in Addictions Anger Frustration Mania Netiots

Difficult to end when I am feeling stable but energized and impossible when I am manic, InterNet disputes are a drug of choice for me. I just ended an exchange that went on for over an hour with someone on Facebook. She would not stop and neither would I. It seemed to me that no […]


This new country: ADD

Posted on January 29, 2015 in ADD Mania Psychotropics

I seem to accrue more and more diagnoses to cover my symptoms.



Posted on April 4, 2014 in Encounters Mania Therapy

“There are certain difficult things that I need to do,” I told my therapist, “but I can’t do them now because I would enjoy them just too much.”

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