Hall of Mirrors

17 January 1984
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“All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are, is what limits you." - Ghost in the Shell

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness - Alejandro Jodorowsky

If you're going through Hell, keep going... - Winston Churchill

The first fish who could breath on land was an aberration. Different from its sisters and living through the waking nightmare of blazing sun and oxygen. It embraced its deviation and thrived. - Me

I'm smashing minds left and right but there's too damn many! We can't hold! - Rachel Grey

Writing these things always seems treacherous to me, if only because it affords you enormous latitude to include bullshit. And who uses the word 'latitude' outside of maritime navigation anyway?

Words are like music; and both are important to me. You should have read Caitlin R Kiernan by now. Go and read her works now. Welcome back. These days I principally read non-fiction and comics. I am obsessed with X-Men and the Deus Ex universe. I heartily recommend the works of Darian Leader and Christopher Hitchens. I sell books and paint with varying levels of proficiency.

I write about radical mental health issues, and the kaleidoscopic treasures of life on this curve, on the fruitily-titled blog In the Garden of the Cyclothymes. I cannot reconcile my experience of bipolar disorder with the swooping disease entity described in the DSM. 'Dangerous Gifts' is a compelling term. I support Mad Pride - our right to a distinct cultural identity and discourse. I am allied to The Icarus Project.

you are darkorchid

Your dominant hues are blue and magenta. You're the one who goes to all the parties but doesn't quite fit in at every one... you know what you want, but are afraid of what the world might think of it. You're a little different and that's okay with them, and if you're smart it's okay with you too.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
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Drop me a line. I'll talk to anyone about anything, more or less. Except swans. I hate fucking swans.

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. -Thomas Szasz

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage - Ray Bradbury, writer (1920-2012)