Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mrs Brown talks with God


From Mrs Brown’s Boys. Laugh out loud Irish  comedy with Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown. Here Mrs Brown has a conversation with God. Note- You may find Mrs Browns language a bit “fruity”, even when she’s talking to God. More … Continue reading

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mental illness? – or existential confrontation with the absurd?


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The Red Book – CJ Jung


“The Years, of Which I have Spoken To You  when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is derived from this. It began at that time, and later details hardly matter anymore. … Continue reading

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um bongo


Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango. The rhino said, “I know, we’ll call it Um … Continue reading

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london calling – The Clash


London Calling [Strummer /Jones] London calling to the faraway towns Now war is declared and battle come down London calling to the underworld Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls London calling, now don’t look to us Phony … Continue reading

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letting go of should – encore


A year ago I wrote a piece that was published in the Toronto CSI Info Bulletin, an information resource for survivors in Toronto area. In Canada I find it curoius that TV doesn’t do repeats but “encore presentations”… what bollocks but, … Continue reading

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haunted by voices


Article today 23 Aug 2012 in The West Australian From Western Australia, a nice snippet on the Hearing Voices approach and how its working out in Australia. Lest you think that if a person hears voices then  they must be ill, then … Continue reading

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spirit of suffrage speaks to Nancy Pelosi


Nancy Pelosi –  Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and  60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011;  the first woman to hold the office and, to date, the highest-ranking female politician in American history … Continue reading

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mental illness …. or too much caffeine?


Article at  La Trobe University website on a report from a study looking into connections between caffeine consumption and “symptoms of schizophrenia” . so, it’s a “caffeine imbalance” ? Guess what? the more caffeine we consume the more likely we are to … Continue reading

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cross-eyed and painless – talking heads


Lost my shape-Trying to act casual! Can’t stop-I might end up in the hospital I’m changing my shape-I feel like an accident They’re back!-To explain their experience Isn’t it weird/Looks too obscure to me Wasting away/And that was their policy … Continue reading

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