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An Apology to Those Living with OCD

Posted on April 30, 2015 in OCD Stigma

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It is hard to have a southern overseer;it is worse to have a northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself. — Henry David Thoreau I need to stop talking about my “OCD”. When do I label myself thus? When I do make sure my desk is orderly every night […]

Whines of 2012 — Updated 12/17/2012

Posted on April 24, 2012 in Anxiety Dentition Dogs Health OCD Spirituality and Being Whines

UPDATED: 9 September 2012 Let me count the ways the events of the past few months have screwed me. Note that there may will be additions as the weeks pass…so keep checking this article. It will be a mega-whine! First, my mother dies of a glioblastoma — brain cancer — the same disease that killed […]

Relentless Self-Examination & the Loss of Genuineness

Posted on April 20, 2011 in Bipolar Disorder OCD Reflections Spirituality and Being Uncertainty

When they happen, I am a slave not to society, but to an odd sense of self.


The Urge to Pick the Skin

Posted on June 14, 2010 in Body Language OCD

The urge to pick the skin off my fingers overwhelmed me a couple of weeks ago. The two spots I prefer had lost their scars, but these are back now. I had gnawed through the skin to the muscle on the left index finger1 after I had my tooth pulled and renewed the blemish on […]



Posted on December 26, 2008 in Cats OCD

Sometimes I can observe my compulsive peculiarities. Let me preface this by telling you about a cat that I used to have as a companion. Ambrose liked to jump in the tub while there was still an inch or two of water in it. He would stroll from end to end, lifting a paw at […]



Posted on December 7, 2006 in OCD

Obsession is a conversation with a ghost.


Razor Blades

Posted on May 26, 2006 in OCD

They are out of the house and I am safe now.


Self-Injury Awareness Day

Posted on March 1, 2006 in Mania OCD

If you suffer from borderline disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression, you may do this. Why?


The Pleasure and the Pressure

Posted on February 5, 2006 in OCD

Most outsiders — including my bipolar friends who don’t share the compulsion — don’t get what makes me do it


Hidden but Not Silent

Posted on January 18, 2006 in OCD

I don’t know if I forget and then blurt or if I blurt and in mid-blurt forget.


The Willful Delusion of a Cannibal

Posted on January 15, 2006 in Gross OCD Psycho-bunk

Stevenson’s rationale for eating his fellow human is profoundly influenced by American middle and upper class renegades who are not, I think, mentally ill, merely willfully delusional.


What Would Talk Radio Do Without Us Mentally Ill?

Posted on in OCD Pointers


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