Category Archives: Lithium

Still salted but without the lithium

I forgot how vivid my dreams can be when I’m not taking the lithium. I’ve been off for almost four months now. For ten years lithium carbonate kept me sane. It gave me the base on which to build my … Continue reading

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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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Monday Mental Movie Night: Mary & Max

“[Mary & Max] deals with themes including childhood neglect, friendship, the obscurity of life, teasing, loneliness, autism (Asperger syndrome in particular), obesity, depression and anxiety.” — Wikipedia A very odd, very unlikely animated film from Australia that manages to be … Continue reading

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Grandfather update plus another death in the family and it’s really hot (Updated 11pm)

My grandfather’s youngest brother died Friday morning. It wasn’t a surprise. My granduncle had a stroke last week, which led to the heart attack on Friday. But he had been… ‘damaged’ for a couple of years. He lost most of … Continue reading

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A few photos a video and a song or two because it’s too hot for words

For the past few days the thermometer has been pushing towards 40C (104F), which is stupid hot. It’s starting to cool off tonight, and it’s supposed to get much nicer for the weekend, but it’s still +30C in my apartment. … Continue reading

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I can hear the world again and it’s singing ‘happy birthday’

For the first time in more than three weeks I can hear the bathroom fan. Since January 25th I’ve been mostly deaf. The kind of deaf where, just to hear the TV, I had to turn the volume past 60. … Continue reading

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