Bipolar and Acceptance

What does it mean to have bipolar disorder?

I was diagnosed with Bipolar I in college. After a clear manic episode while going to Temple University, a psychiatrist working on the campus prescribed me a mood stabilizer, along with the depression and anti-anxiety medications I was already taking.

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Nico being Blessed (a photo)

Nico being blessed by the Virgin Mary at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY. Taken in the spring of 2021. See – even the Catholics know Nico is such a good boy!

Blood Feud (a poem)

I don’t know how this war started

but I know its ultimate end –

blood feud over pieces of land,

lustful for riches in the sand,

exploitation of earth,

mass machines churning

in desolate fields –

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A Stroll through the Cemetery (a photo)

The walking trail in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY. The photo was taken in the spring of 2021. The cemetery was founded in 1856 and designed by architect Howard Daniels, whose design for New York City’s Central Park competition came in fourth place.

Daily Quote: How to Find Heaven

“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher

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Daily Quote: Don’t Hide the Madness

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ― Allen Ginsberg

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