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About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression in 1989, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. I have a 4-year old son, a newborn son, and I'm helping to raise my 8-year old step-son, I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal.

Sometimes Life Happens, Part One: Death.

My grandfather died in August. At the end, it was not unexpected. It gets that way when someone passes the 90-year mark, and he was 92-years old. I held his hand a few days before he stopped breathing. He was … Continue reading

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Even More Mental Studies & News: Saliva test for depression; Measles outbreaks in Canada; Watching memories form in real time; Mother faces charges after son dies while being treated with ‘herbal remedies'; Canadians use a lot of antidepressants

“…researchers, publishing in Pediatrics, decided to test four different pro-vaccination messages on a group of parents with children under 18 and with a variety of attitudes about vaccination to see which one was most persuasive in persuading them to vaccinate. … Continue reading

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Why I’d be happy to have a drink with Ebenezer Scrooge

A few nights ago I was watching the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, and flipping over to A Christmas Carol during the commercials. When I was a kid the Scrooge movie freaked me out just enough so I … Continue reading

Posted in BiPolar Christmas, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Depression And Christmas, Health, Humor, Humour, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Mental Health News: Depressed woman denied entry to US; Fathers are important; pregnant women with bipolar vulnerable; psychopathic tendencies; government monitors social media

“A Toronto woman denied a flight to New York as part of a cruise trip wants to know how U.S. border agents knew about her history of mental illness. Ellen Richardson says she was told by U.S. customs officials at … Continue reading

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No Post Day | Driving Songs

For a lot of reasons, I’ve been listening and collecting a lot of electronica and house music lately — actually, it’s pretty much mostly due to the fact they’re my wife’s favourite songs to listen to in the car. Until … Continue reading

Posted in crazy people with no pants, Electronica Music, Health, Industrial Music, Living With Manic Depression, Mental Health, No Post Day, Photography | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Going for a drive through the crazy mountains

I’m having a discussion with my little sister on Facebook right now about conspiracy theories. She’s a “believer” in pretty much everything — chemtrails, fluoride as brain control solution, grand conspiracies involving shadowy forces bent on… stuff. And things. Right … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, FEMA Camps, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Photography | Tagged | 3 Comments