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Exercises for the Type-A Creative

“Workaholism is a block, not a building block.” says Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. I posted this quote in big black sharpie and taped it to the wall above my desk, along with two postcards I found at The Strand (my favorite indie bookstore) that say “take no shit” and “failure is cool”. 455 more words

Creative Process

A Mere Speck

Nose to the grindstone by the day,

He keeps himself immersed in work till his eyeballs,

And when there isn’t enough of it,

He contemplates a slash, on each damned wrist. 166 more words


Unwell (II): Walk Away

I still think about finally catching up with you someday. From time to time I wonder how you are, whether your brief stint at the ward made you second-guess every dimension of yourself, the way I examined my ring from every angle, the very object that was symbolic of what brought me there in the first place, or at least in the most superficial level. 1,321 more words



“It’s unavoidable, it just happens.”
“What happens?”
“When you grow up, your heart dies.”
“Who cares?”
“I care.”

Have you ever encountered a person whom you thought was so incredible and flawless that it seemed like he or she can do anything if he or she decided to? 1,716 more words

Mental Health

He Knows Them By Heart

I fell off the wagon today. I worked for nine hours at school. It’s Sunday.

Yes, work is often my drug of choice. Some numb with food. 1,532 more words

Juliet's Blog

Genie on the Bottle

What a different experience Major Nelson would have had if his precious genie had been on the bottle instead of in it.  Of course the nature of situation comedy is that chaos must ensue, and so there was a lot of that to go around.   489 more words


Slowed Down My Mind

Okay, so here’s what I did last week. My son & I got sick with the flu. The flu forced me to stop, to hesitate, to slow down my ramping hypomania. 519 more words

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