Category Archives: Bipolar

Protected: A short story about someone named Alex

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Protected: Something I wrote a long time ago about someone who doesn’t exist (updated)

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Moving.

“When I moved from Ottawa to Toronto [in 1998] I had two bags of clothes, some books and a [10-year old] radio. Four or five years later, when I moved [back] I had two bags of clothes, a few more … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity: it’d be so much easier if our brains were made from Play-doh

I’m poor. Constantly broke. I’ve lived in poverty my entire life. I was raised, first by a political collective of people who believed poverty was a virtue and an ideal, and then by a single mother who had no support … Continue reading

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Hearing for the first time what I missed for four months

For the first time since January 24, 2012, I can hear out of both ears. It’s not perfect, but it’s really, really close. On January 25 I lost my hearing due to an infection. At its worst I had no … Continue reading

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Fixing the things that have been broken

Tomorrow afternoon* I will be in the hospital for a quick procedure which, I’ve been told, will allow me to hear properly again. Eventually. I have some hearing in my left ear, but that’s like wetting the bottom of a … Continue reading

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