Tag Archives: Our Place Clubhouse

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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Cabin fever in Tucson

Yeah, poor me. I’ve escaped from Downeast Maine ice storms, snow piled so high I couldn’t open my garage door. Thirty years ago I was a commercial for Mt. Desert Island — expounding on its beauty to anyone who would … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the celebration!

Many celebrations are coming up!  2014 awaits! “A Certain Slant of Light. Emerging from the Shadows of  Mental Illness” signing and reception on Friday, Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Our Place Clubhouse, 66 E. Pennington St. But most of … Continue reading

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I’m happy

Everybody’s talking about happiness, even doing research on it. The New York Times jumped onto the happywagon today, looking at studies over four decades. Duh. Faith, family, community and work matter most. Believing in something such as the magical beauty … Continue reading

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Almost there…Our Place Clubhouse writers step forth!

Are excitement and anxiety flip sides of the same coin? How come I started waking up at 5:30 a.m. this week? What yummy appetizers will Orlando, Autumn and their crew at Cafe 54 prepare for the OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH of … Continue reading

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From regret to revolution

Reducing the stigma of mental illness should be the next civil rights movement. I’ve always been fascinated by “diseases of the brain,” as some of the writers at my Our Place Clubhouse writing workshop call mental illness. From the early … Continue reading

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