Category Archives: Mental illness

Poets & Writers magazine supports Our Place Clubhouse!

Thursday Writing Group at Our Place Clubhouse returns! We’ll be starting up again in October. As facilitator of the 2012-13 Thursday Writing Group, I’ve never worked with a kinder group of people than the dozen writers who live with serious … Continue reading

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I wanted to be a “mensch” (good person)…

When I turned 50 — a long time ago — I started thinking about how to make the most of my remaining years. The best I could do, I decided back then, was be a mensch. I haven’t always been … Continue reading

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Book People

I’ll admit it. I wish I knew a way to get our book available on Kindle or Nook or whatever all those devices are called.  But we won’t go so far as selling “A Certain Slant of Light. Emerging from … Continue reading

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“Next to Normal”

A rock musical about bipolar disorder? “Next To Normal” roared into Tucson to the Arizona Theatre Company last night. It’s worth seeing. For me, which is more compelling — politics and President Obama’s re-election or helping to reduce the stigma … Continue reading

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Life’s ups and downs

We all have them, the twists and turns, the highs and lows. But how to keep the extremes in check — that is the question. Tomorrow Brook’s first book “Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden” will have a … Continue reading

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Sharing the pain, part I

One thing that came across loud and clear at last week’s Schorr Family Forum, held at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall, is that it’s time for mental illness to emerge from hiding, and that it’s called illness for a … Continue reading

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Striving for Sanity

Aren’t we all striving for sanity in a crazy world? To me, the prevalence of guns in American society is insane. I don’t get the gun crowd but here’s one instance where I understand what the guy is saying, although … Continue reading

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