Category Archives: Mental Health

Peacock

There was space for me in Victoria, a space in which I could grow and think properly. I went to Beacon Hill Park, the quite center of a quiet town. Much like Christ in the desert, much like Buddha under … Continue reading

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She and Him

The First Bit She lives for her job and cigarettes alone. Even though her doctor has, on more than one occasion, warned her that both of these things threaten to kill her, the prospect of life beyond this line of … Continue reading

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Into the Abyss With Nasstasia Yard

The following review was originally published by Monday Magazine: http://mondaymagazine.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/into-the-abyss-with-nasstasia-yard/ It comes as a mixed blessing that Nasstasia Yard’s debut EP “For Someone Else” occupies a mere centimeter or so of spooled analogue tape. While the beatific beauty manifest in … Continue reading

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A Venomous and Hateful Letter

The next morning, I awoke to a letter in my Facebook inbox. Therein was a short note from Jessica, accompanied by an attachment (I never knew one could add a Word Document to a Facebook message before that day (some … Continue reading

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A Lesson on the Evils of Chivalry

By November of 2011 I was running wild. On average, I wrote for five hours a day. In addition to writing this memoir, I was a regular contributor for three magazines. I was also increasingly busy with work; I’d amassed … Continue reading

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The End Of Peggy.

It wasn’t long before I realized that Peggy was dead weight. Her reaction to my de-friending became increasingly hostile. Even Joel had no idea how to handle her; I’d reached my breaking point. I knew I had to let her … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kon: Lulu Lemon’s Latest Poster-boy

Jimmy changed a lot after his stroke: it scared him ‘shitless’.  The first thing to go was the smoking.  Prior to the stroke, he seemed to have a smoldering cigarette permanently attached to his lips as he barked out orders … Continue reading

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