Tag Archives: Hope

In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … Continue reading

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The Antecedents of Survival


Richard Gottlieb, MSW, SOB and MBF (My Best Friend), says that what interests him most is how I got the strength to survive all the crap I went through, said crap being twenty-six years of taking psychiatric drugs, which resulted … Continue reading

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The Big Question (Part III)


Another reason I kept going back to inpatient psychiatry was because they kept drugging me.  One of the dominant effects of all the antidepressants was that they prevented me from developing any self-respect.  I do not know the reason; I … Continue reading

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The Spring of My Mind


Escaping from sleep is a relief.  From the glimpses I’ve seen, my dreams would make an awesome horror show with infinite episodes, so it is a relief to escape into consciousness.  Waking up is like finishing a marathon and finally … Continue reading

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: In Conclusion


Paper Plates My place in time is marked: I came after paper plates and before plastic trash bags.  The paper plates would be passed down the line that stretched from the kitchen or dining room, down the hall and out … Continue reading

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