Back In A Minute

copyright banner salted photo header


Regular posting will resume soon. Probably once I define “regular”. But I think there will be some changes, I don’t like where this blog has been going.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
“Took out a loan”; ‘Baby 81’ (2007)




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, 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, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at
This entry was posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Lithium, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Back In A Minute

  1. uacommunication research says:


    My name is David Keating and I am a student at the University of Arizona. I am working with Dr. Steve Rains, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. We are conducting a study about blogging and health and would greatly appreciate it if you would complete our survey. We found your blog by conducting a general search for blogs about health. We would like to know more about your experience blogging.

    Our survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be (a) 18 years of age or older and (b) have made a blog entry in the past 30 days.

    If you meet these requirements and would like to participate, please click the link below. The study will be conducted online and the link will take you to the first webpage of the survey.

    [Note: You may copy and paste the address directly into your web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer) to access the study.]

    If you have any questions or concerns about the study, you may contact Dr. Rains at:

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Best Regards,

    David Keating
    David Keating
    Department of Communication
    University of Arizona

  2. auralay says:

    Come back soon. Your writing is missed.

  3. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks Auralay. I’ll be starting up again this week. I’ve just needed to rethink some of the things I’ve been writing here… like, this is no place to be giving updates on how my son’s week has gone. I can do that elsewhere. I think, for almost a year, I’ve been writing to an audience rather than for myself, it’s a trap I used to get into with my column writing. I’d get some positive feedback on a topic, then start writing to get the positive feedback rather than what I wanted to write about.

    So if I get thirty comments all loving the updates I post on my son, this blog will eventually become entirely about updates on my son. The same goes for the more tangible tragedies I’ve had in my life. If those posts get huge amounts of comments, then I’ll spend more time trying to write about those topics. It’s the blogger / writers curse. The feedback can drive the writer’s direction.

    I’ll be back here soon. Thanks for poking me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s