Our ideas about genius, madness, and the existence of a close relationship between them are modern inventions. For millennia people explained the world about them—especially creative/good and destructive/bad behaviors—in spiritual or god terms. In the biblical view, creativity is the prerogative of a single supreme Creator. The Scripture attributes the miracle of life to a […]
“What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments?…” I once met a physics teacher who immediately recognized me as the main character in the play he was nearly finished writing. “Absolutely EVERYTHING I remember is real. Lithium just added […]
It was the use and consequential paradoxical effects of Clonazepam—suffering from drug induced episodes of hypomania—which lead to the discovery that I am what they call “a hyperthymic temperament”. While it is true that patients who experience hypomania as a side effect of Clonazepam may prove to have a form of bipolar disorder that has previously gone unrecognized, drug-induced […]
a homeless person called 911 & reported the client was “5150” He took the word of the guy he labeled a “transient” “homeless person” over mine taking me while leaving the “homeless person” in my unlocked home… Read along as I explain what happened the summer of 2011… July 9, 2011 I’m taken in handcuffs, held and […]
Trying to capture all my thoughts is exhausting but seems necessary in my creative process. The connections I see forming, as I let my thoughts go rather than trying to focus them, are astounding.