Hi, there. Thanks for visiting. I'm starting this blog as an advocate for mental and physical health. I'm a freelance writer and also own a home based medical transcription business. I was diagnosed in 1978 with paranoid schizophrenia and started to become acutely ill three years prior to that, unmedicated, frightened, confused, and in trouble with the law. I graduated from university with distinction the year I became ill. I've never regretted learning how to think at university. I struggled with my illness for 35 years and have reached the top of the mountain now, I think, or the other side, where the grass is greener and the path easier. There's hope for all of us, the whole human race, and never think there isn't hope or joy no matter your circumstances. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with mental illness in all its forms: depression, brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety disorders, etc. and your positive experiences as well as those lies and half truths society and even therapists would have us believe about ourselves.

We are different folks, and we are beautiful. The whole human race is beautiful. Let's celebrate life.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I've had the illusion of control most of my life. It was necessary, I thought, for survival. I apologize to the beautiful gardens of song I orchestrated with my little diaphanous webs of discord. No, I don't want to control your life nor do I wish to control the world of your choosing. You who would attempt to control ME were mistaken. To your chagrin you discovered this, but perhaps with excitement, too, as we investigated our mutual hearts.

It's more fun if you just let the wind carry you. Somewhere over the rainbow there's a magic land of reality missed by all but the very few.

God bless all the saints in this world. You know who you are. And the devils who made me laugh, because as Voltaire said, "Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And He did."

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