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Jenny Merton: “Who’s Sorry Now?”

Heartbeat: Season 14, Episode 11 (November 21, 2004) I’ve been a fan of this UK program from the very beginning, but lost the thread of the stories over the later years, due to family upheavals and my final return to … Continue reading

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Can Madness Link Two Lives?

Elizabeth Thorpe (May 17, 1963) This is awkward, to say the least: my sister, Elizabeth is schizophrenic. She has been this way since her late teens, blaming our mother for hypnotizing her and thereby allowing the Devil to enter her … Continue reading

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“Owl’s Talons Clenching My Heart”

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) We watched a short documentary about this tortured soul‘s short life two nights ago. She was too far ahead as a feminist in the 1950’s to stay unaffected by society’s pressures … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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No, Pluto’s Not Done with Restructuring My Mind Yet

Pluto Transits My Natal Mercury One Last Time (October 6, 2021) Oh, sh*t. Just when I thought I was in the clear, Pluto decided to remind me that it’s not over until he moves forward again, after being retrograde, in … Continue reading

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Paranoia: When is It All Too Much?

The Umbrella Man (2016) This was an accidental find yesterday. I was researching the Zapruder film of Kennedy’s assassination and ran across some YouTube videos discussing the Umbrella Man, as he has become known to the world. Here’s the NY … Continue reading

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You Resolved to do What!?

Cold Turkey Yes. Well. Right. You have been abusing your body a little of late. Drinking beer, smoking pot and quite a few cigarettes, too. And it’s hard to get outdoors to go for a run in winter. What’s a … Continue reading

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High-Functioning Anxiety

What is it? January is mental wellness month. I often wonder why certain months become associated with specific things. January is easier to reason out why without stating the obvious. I come from a family of achievers. The genetics are … Continue reading

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A Princess, Indeed

Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016) All right, now: every single member of my family (including the extended parts) loved Carrie Fisher, especially as Princess Leia in Star Wars. So when she died at age 60, they were heartbroken. As I … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Mental Health Issues

Christmas Time is Here Again It’s less than a week until the big day: it’s a focus for most everyone in the western hemisphere. But is it jolly, happy or bright? Not necessarily. If anything, Christmas reminds us of family … Continue reading

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